1551 Argelander

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Argelander
Discovery
Discovered by Vaisala, Y.
Discovery site Turku
Discovery date February 24, 1938
Designations
MPC designation 1551
Named after
Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander
1938 DC1
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 2.5539965
Perihelion 2.2351733
Eccentricity 0.0665717
1353.4548966
163.48471
Inclination 3.76387
107.32893
233.56876
Physical characteristics
12.2

1551 Argelander (provisional designation: 1938 DC1) is a main belt asteroid discovered on February 24, 1938 by Yrjö Väisälä at the Iso-Heikkilä Observatory in Turku, Finland. It is named after Friedrich Wilhelm Argelander, a 19th-century head of the observatory at Turku.

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