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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 421 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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420 asteroids selected from 421 available.
Number Name Designation Disc. Date Discoverersort icon Disc. Place
96193 Edmonton 1991 TG16 1991-10-06 Lowe, A. Palomar
99906 Uofalberta 2002 QV53 2002-08-17 Lowe, A. Palomar
187679 Folinsbee 2008 DC5 2008-02-28 Lowe, A. RAS Observatory, Mayhill
187680 Stelck 2008 DE5 2008-02-28 Lowe, A. RAS Observatory, Mayhill
176710 Banff 2002 QR56 2002-08-17 Lowe, A. Haleakala
176711 Canmore 2002 QM57 2002-08-17 Lowe, A. Palomar
161693 Attilladanko 2006 HL46 2006-04-26 Lowe, A. RAS Observatory, Mayhill
171153 Allanrahill 2005 GL81 2005-04-10 Lowe, A. RAS Observatory, Mayhill
7465 Munkanber 1989 UA3 1989-10-31 Manning, B.G.W. Stakenbridge
142368 Majden 2002 RH233 2002-09-14 Matson, R. Palomar
142369 Johnhodges 2002 RE234 2002-09-14 Matson, R./NEAT Palomar
5061 McIntosh 1988 DJ 1988-02-22 McNaught, R.H. Siding Spring
158092 Frasercain 2000 WM68 2000-11-28 Medkeff, J. Junk Bond Observatory
729 Watsonia 1912 OD 1912-02-09 Metcalf, J.H. Winchester
695 Bella 1909 JB 1909-11-07 Metcalf, J.H. Taunton, MA
784 Pickeringia 1914 UM 1914-03-20 Metcalf, J.H. Winchester
198820 Iwanowska 2005 ET249 2005-03-15 Molėtai Astronomical Observatory Kulionys
6563 Ondaatje 1993 MO 1993-06-22 Mueller, J. Palomar
3666 Holman 1979 HP 1979-04-19 Muzzio, J.C. Cerro Tololo
240022 Demitra 2001 TR258 2001-10-15 NEAT Palomar