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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 418 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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418 asteroids selected from 418 available.
Number Namesort icon Designation Disc. Date Discoverer Disc. Place
6714 Montréal 1990 OE2 1990-07-29 Holt, H.E. Palomar
1455 Mitchella 1937 LF 1937-06-05 Bohrmann, A. Heidelberg
223950 Mississauga 2004 XY35 2004-12-09 Levy, D.H. & W. Jarnac
17049 Miron 1999 FJ34 1999-03-19 LINEAR Socorro
2904 Millman 1981 YB 1981-12-20 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
13745 Mikecosta 1998 SL42 1998-09-28 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
4843 Mégantic 1990 DR4 1990-02-28 Debehogne, H. La Silla
2213 Meeus 1935 SO1 1935-09-24 Delporte, E. Uccle
5061 McIntosh 1988 DJ 1988-02-22 McNaught, R.H. Siding Spring
6904 McGill 1990 QW1 1990-08-22 Holt, H.E. Palomar
14463 McCarter 1993 GA1 1993-04-15 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
5132 Maynard 1990 ME 1990-06-22 Holt, H.E. Palomar
100940 Maunder 1998 MM47 1998-06-28 Elst, E.W. ESO
25038 Matebezdek 1998 QK37 1998-08-17 LINEAR Socorro
12136 Martinryle 3045 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, C.J. et al. Palomar
6115 Martinduncan 1984 SR2 1984-09-25 Skiff, B.A. Anderson Mesa
12343 Martinbeech 1993 DT1 1993-02-26 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
4463 Marschwarzschild 1954 UO2 1954-10-28 Goethe Link Observatory
142368 Majden 2002 RH233 2002-09-14 Matson, R. Palomar
304233 Majaess 2006 RE3 2006-09-14 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea