Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 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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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection
Number Name Designation Discovery Discoverer Observatory
6115 Martinduncan 1984 SR2 1984-09-25 Skiff, B.A. Anderson Mesa
6081 Cloutis 1981 EE35 1981-03-02 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
5967 Edithlevy 1991 CM5 1991-02-09 Shoemaker, C.S. Palomar
5953 Shelton 1987 HS 1987-04-25 Shoemaker, C.S. & E.M. Palomar
5899 Jedicke 1978 EW3, 1986 AH, 1986 AR1 1986-01-09 Shoemaker, C.S. & E.M. Palomar
5688 Kleewyck 1991 AD2 1991-01-12 Helin, E.F. Palomar
5661 Hildebrand 1977 PO1 1977-08-14 Chernykh, N.S. Nauchnyj
5621 Erb 1990 SG4 1990-09-23 Lawrence, K.J. Palomar
5553 Chodas 1984 CM1 1984-02-06 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
5547 Acadiau 1980 LE1 1980-06-11 Shoemaker, C.S. Palomar


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