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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 435 asteroids whose names are known to have a Canadian connection, usually because they are named after a Canadian.

This resource was created by Peter Jedicke, and is now curated by Eric Briggs. Where the citation given here expands upon the official citation, the added material was edited by either Peter or Eric, who are solely responsible for any errors or omissions. Note that for some asteroids, particularly more recent designations, the short, official citation is included on JPL's orbit applet page.

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435 asteroids selected from 435 available.
Number Namesort icon Designation Disc. Date Discoverer Disc. Place
4668 Rayjay 1987 DX5 1987-02-21 Debehogne, H. ESO
25555 Ratnavarma 1999 XJ169 1999-12-10 LINEAR Socorro
4113 Rascana 1982 BQ 1982-01-18 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
3163 Randi 1981 QM 1981-08-28 Kowal, C.T. Palomar
283990 Randallrosenfeld 2004 SG2 2004-09-16 Glinos, T. and Levy, W. Jarnac
14654 Rajivgupta 1998 YV16 1998-12-22 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
13748 Radaly 1998 SC46 1998-09-25 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
5457 Queen's 1980 TW5 1980-10-09 Shoemaker, C.S. Palomar
35165 Québec 1993 QF1 1993-08-16 Elst, E.W. Caussols
60622 Pritchet 2000 FK8 2000-03-30 Balam, D.D. Victoria
14619 Plotkin 1998 UF9 1998-10-16 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
2905 Plaskett 1982 BZ2 1982-01-24 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
166745 Pindor 2002 TV307 2002-10-04 Sloan Digital Sky Survey Apache Point
65696 Pierrehenry 1991 TP15 1991-10-06 Lowe, A. Palomar
784 Pickeringia 1914 UM 1914-03-20 Metcalf, J.H. Winchester
84075 Peterpatricia 2002 PL165 2002-08-08 Lowe, A. Palomar
12397 Peterbrown 1995 FV14 1995-03-27 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
16217 Peterbroughton 2000 DR13 et al 2000-02-28 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
100596 Perrett 1997 PN2 1997-08-09 Balam, D.D. NRC Canada
18242 Peebles 2102 T-2 1973-09-29 van Houten, C.J. et al. Palomar