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
4719 Burnaby 1990 WT2 1990-11-21 Ueda, S. Kushiro
4668 Rayjay 1987 DX5 1987-02-21 Debehogne, H. ESO
4565 Grossman 1981 EZ17 1981-03-02 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
4463 Marschwarzschild 1954 UO2 1954-10-28 Goethe Link Observatory
4451 Grieve 1988 JJ 1988-05-09 Shoemaker, C.S. & E.M. Palomar
4446 Carolyn 1985 TT 1985-10-15 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
4340 Dence 1986 JZ 1986-05-04 Shoemaker, C.S. & E.M. Palomar
4318 Bata 1980 DE1 1980-02-21 Vavrova, Z. Klet'
4276 Clifford 1981 XA 1981-12-02 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
4252 Godwin 1985 RG4 1985-09-11 Debehogne, H. ESO


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