12621 Alsufi

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12621 Alsufi, provisionally designated 6585 P-L, is a carbonaceous Themistian asteroid from the outer region of the asteroid belt, approximately 7 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered by astronomers during the Palomar–Leiden survey in 1960, and named for medieval Persian astronomer Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi.

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12621 Alsufi
Discovery[1]
Discovered byC. J. van Houten
I. van Houten-G.
Tom Gehrels
Discovery sitePalomar Obs.
Discovery date24 September 1960
Designations
(12621) Alsufi
Named after
Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi
(astronomer)[2]
6585 P-L · 1997 JJ12
main-belt · Themis[3]
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 4 September 2017 (JD 2458000.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc56.33 yr (20,576 days)
Aphelion3.5148 AU
Perihelion2.6980 AU
3.1064 AU
Eccentricity0.1315
5.48 yr (2,000 days)
142.13°
0° 10m 48s / day
Inclination2.4308°
148.06°
204.34°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions6.76 km (calculated)[3]
4.7194±0.0024 h[4]
0.08 (assumed)[3]
L[5] · C[3]
13.9[1] · 13.91±0.26[5] · 13.761±0.014 (R)[4] · 14.21[3]
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