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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 434 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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434 asteroids selected from 434 available.
Number Name Designation Disc. Date Discoverersort icon Disc. Place
9995 Alouette 4805 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, C.J. et al Palomar
11764 Benbaillaud 6531 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, C.J. et al Palomar
18242 Peebles 2102 T-2 1973-09-29 van Houten, C.J. et al. Palomar
11762 Vogel 6044 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, C.J. et al. Palomar
11769 Alfredjoy 2199 T-2 1973-09-29 van Houten, C.J. et al. Palomar
12136 Martinryle 3045 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, C.J. et al. Palomar
2413 van de Hulst 6816 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, J., et al. Palomar
1691 Oort 1956 RB 1956-09-09 van Houten-Groeneveld, I. et al. Heidelberg
4318 Bata 1980 DE1 1980-02-21 Vavrova, Z. Klet'
1501 Baade 1938 UJ 1938-10-20 Wachmann, A. Bergedorf
246345 Carolharris 2007 TH298 2007-10-11 Wasserman, L.H. Anderson Mesa
249061 Anthonyberger 2007 TG298 2007-10-11 Wasserman, L.H. Anderson Mesa
199763 Davidgregory 2006 JJ77 2006-05-01 Weigert, P. Mauna Kea
254422 Henrykent 2004 VR122 2004-11-09 Wiegert, P. A. & Papadimos, A. Mauna Kea
262536 Nowikow 2006 UJ349 2006-10-26 Wiegert, P. A. & Papadimos, A. Mauna Kea
172996 Stooke 2006 KL141 et al 2006-05-25 Wiegert, P.A. Mauna Kea
204786 Wehlau 2006 KU131 2006-05-25 Wiegert, P.A. Mauna Kea
233472 Moorcroft 2006 KB143 2006-05-25 Wiegert, P.A. Mauna Kea
261930 Moorhead 2006 KF138 2006-05-25 Wiegert, P.A. Mauna Kea
236616 Gray 2006 JR61 2006-05-01 Wiegert, P.A. Mauna Kea