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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
261930 Moorhead 2006 KF138 2006-05-25 Wiegert, P.A. Mauna Kea
14502 Morden 1995 WB22 1995-11-17 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
20106 Morton 1995 QG 1995-08-20 Balam, D.D. Victoria
17044 Mubdirahman 1999 FZ30 1999-03-19 LINEAR Socorro
7465 Munkanber 1989 UA3 1989-10-31 Manning, B.G.W. Stakenbridge
23469 Neilpeart 1990 SY3 1990-09-22 Roman, B. Palomar
241090 Nemet 2004 UK290 2006-10-23 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
855 Newcombia 1916 ZP 1916-04-03 Belyavskij, S.I. Simeïs
12382 Niagara Falls 1994 SO5 1994-09-28 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
12386 Nikolova 1994 UK5 1994-10-28 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
12513 Niven 1998 HC20 1998-04-27 Comba, P.G. Prescott
3670 Northcott 1983 BN 1983-01-22 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
262536 Nowikow 2006 UJ349 2006-10-26 Wiegert, P. A. & Papadimos, A. Mauna Kea
21712 Obaid 1999 RL96 1999-09-07 LINEAR Socorro
172529 Offenberger 2005 JH91 2005-05-10 Christophe, B. Saint-Sulpice
17051 Oflynn 1999 FW46 1999-03-20 LINEAR Socorro
6563 Ondaatje 1993 MO 1993-06-22 Mueller, J. Palomar
1691 Oort 1956 RB 1956-09-09 van Houten-Groeneveld, I. et al. Heidelberg
291849 Orchestralondon 2006 OL2 2006-07-18 Ye, Q. et al. Lulin
2227 Otto Struve 1955 RX 1955-09-13 Goethe Link Observatory