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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 435 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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435 asteroids selected from 435 available.
Number Namesort icon Designation Disc. Date Discoverer Disc. Place
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
381260 Ouellette 2007 TD166 2007-10-11 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
13111 Papacosmas 1993 OW1 1993-07-2 Shoemaker, C.S. et al Palomar
14060 Patersonewen 1996 BM5 1996-01-18 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
153686 Pathall 2001 TZ242 2001-10-14 Sloan Digital Sky Survey Apache Point
8139 Paulabell 1980 UM1 1980-10-31 Bus, S.J. Palomar
65697 Paulandrew 1991 TU15 1991-10-06 Lowe, A. Palomar
14574 Payette 1998 QR58 1998-08-30 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
14595 Peaker 1998 SW32 1998-09-23 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
3304 Pearce 1981 EQ21 1981-03-02 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
18242 Peebles 2102 T-2 1973-09-29 van Houten, C.J. et al. Palomar
100596 Perrett 1997 PN2 1997-08-09 Balam, D.D. NRC Canada
16217 Peterbroughton 2000 DR13 et al 2000-02-28 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
12397 Peterbrown 1995 FV14 1995-03-27 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
84075 Peterpatricia 2002 PL165 2002-08-08 Lowe, A. Palomar