10051 Albee

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Discovery and designation
Discovered by E. F. Helin
Discovery site Palomar Observatory
Discovery date August 23, 1987
MPC designation 10051
Alternative names 1987 QG6
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 3.0793246
Perihelion 1.5067688
Eccentricity 0.3428966
Orbital period 1268.2877404
Mean anomaly 320.25842
Inclination 21.87377
Longitude of ascending node 159.04029
Argument of perihelion 242.73807
Physical characteristics
Absolute magnitude (H) 14.9

10051 Albee (1987 QG6) is a Mars-crossing asteroid discovered on August 23, 1987 by E. F. Helin at Palomar Observatory. It is named after Arden L. Albee, a Caltech professor of geology and planetary sciences who has been involved in many Mars-related science missions.

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