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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 424 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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424 asteroids selected from 424 available.
Number Namesort icon Designation Disc. Date Discoverer Disc. Place
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
32207 Mairepercy 1999 HH11 et al 2000-07-28 Collins, M. et al Anza
74503 Madola 1999 DN4 1999-02-23 Bergeron, D. Val-des-Bois
17042 Madiraju 1999 FG30 1999-03-19 LINEAR Socorro
12317 Madicampbell 1992 HH1 1992-04-24 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
14438 MacLean 1992 HC2 1992-04-27 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
6204 MacKenzie 1981 JB3 1981-05-06 Shoemaker, C.S. Palomar
1886 Lowell 1949 MP 1949-06-21 Giclas, H.L. & Schaldach, R.D. Flagstaff (LO)
4091 Lowe 1986 TL2 1986-10-07 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
157301 Loreena 2004 SE20 2004-09-16 Knöfel, A. Drebach
12310 Londontario 1992 DE4 1992-02-29 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
340891 Londoncommorch 2007 CO54 2007-02-14 Ye, Q.-Z & Lin, C.-S. Lulin
85121 Loehde 1976 KF3 1976-05-27 Lowe, A. Siding Spring
16666 Liroma 1993 XL1 1993-12-07 Shoemaker, C.S. Palomar
1448 Lindbladia 1938 DF 1938-02-16 Vaisala, Y. Turku
19155 Lifeson 1990 SX3 1990-09-22 Roman, B. Palomar
3673 Levy 1985 QS 1985-08-22 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa