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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 445 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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445 asteroids selected from 445 available.
Number Namesort icon Designation Disc. Date Discoverer Disc. Place
11997 Fassel 1995 YU9 1995-12-18 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
3658 Feldman 1982 TR 1982-10-13 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
8875 Fernie 1992 UP10 1992-10-22 Bowell, E. Palomar
15939 Fessenden 1997 YP8 1997-12-28 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
191282 Feustel 2003 FS 2003-03-22 KLENOT Klet'
1021 Flammario 1924 RG 1924-03-11 Wolf, M.F. Heidelberg
14065 Flegel 1996 EY5 1996-03-11 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
187679 Folinsbee 2008 DC5 2008-02-28 Lowe, A. RAS Observatory, Mayhill
4859 Fraknoi 1986 TJ2 1986-10-07 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
982 Franklina 1922 MD 1922-05-21 Wood, H.E. Johannesburg (UO)
158092 Frasercain 2000 WM68 2000-11-28 Medkeff, J. Junk Bond Observatory
20593 Freilich 1999 RM180 1999-09-09 LINEAR Socorro
14071 Gadabird 1996 JK13 1996-05-11 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
14092 Gaily 1997 MC8 1997-06-29 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
4089 Galbraith 1986 JG 1986-05-02 Palomar
14094 Garneau 1997 OJ1 1997-07-28 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
78394 Garossino 2002 PB166 2002-08-09 Lowe, A. Haleakala
12001 Gasbarini 1996 ED9 1996-03-12 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
12272 Geddylee 1990 SZ3 1990-09-22 Roman, B. Palomar
129101 Geoffcollyer 2004 XF6 2004-12-09 Jarnac