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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 432 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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432 asteroids selected from 432 available.
Number Namesort icon Designation Disc. Date Discoverer Disc. Place
223950 Mississauga 2004 XY35 2004-12-09 Levy, D.H. & W. Jarnac
1455 Mitchella 1937 LF 1937-06-05 Bohrmann, A. Heidelberg
6714 Montréal 1990 OE2 1990-07-29 Holt, H.E. Palomar
233472 Moorcroft 2006 KB143 2006-05-25 Wiegert, P.A. Mauna Kea
2602 Moore 1982 BR 1982-01-24 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
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