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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
6904 McGill 1990 QW1 1990-08-22 Holt, H.E. Palomar
14463 McCarter 1993 GA1 1993-04-15 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
5132 Maynard 1990 ME 1990-06-22 Holt, H.E. Palomar
100940 Maunder 1998 MM47 1998-06-28 Elst, E.W. ESO
25038 Matebezdek 1998 QK37 1998-08-17 LINEAR Socorro
12136 Martinryle 3045 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, C.J. et al. Palomar
6115 Martinduncan 1984 SR2 1984-09-25 Skiff, B.A. Anderson Mesa
12343 Martinbeech 1993 DT1 1993-02-26 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
4463 Marschwarzschild 1954 UO2 1954-10-28 Goethe Link Observatory
142368 Majden 2002 RH233 2002-09-14 Matson, R. Palomar
304233 Majaess 2006 RE3 2006-09-14 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
32207 Mairepercy 1999 HH11 et al 2000-07-28 Collins, M. et al Anza
74503 Madola 1999 DN4 1999-02-23 Bergeron, D. Val-des-Bois
17042 Madiraju 1999 FG30 1999-03-19 LINEAR Socorro
12317 Madicampbell 1992 HH1 1992-04-24 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
14438 MacLean 1992 HC2 1992-04-27 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
6204 MacKenzie 1981 JB3 1981-05-06 Shoemaker, C.S. Palomar
1886 Lowell 1949 MP 1949-06-21 Giclas, H.L. & Schaldach, R.D. Flagstaff (LO)
4091 Lowe 1986 TL2 1986-10-07 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
157301 Loreena 2004 SE20 2004-09-16 Knöfel, A. Drebach