|Discovery and designation|
|Discovered by||L. V. Zhuravleva|
|Named after||Alexander Alekhine|
|Epoch 2454600.5 (2008-May-14.0) TDB|
|Longitude of ascending node||node|
|Argument of perihelion||5.35780|
|Dimensions||17.42 km diameter|
|Absolute magnitude (H)||12.30|
1909 Alekhin is an asteroid discovered on September 4, 1972 by Lyudmila Zhuravlyova. The asteroid was named in honor of Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Alekhin, a Russian-French chess champion. It is a main belt asteroid with a diameter of 17.42 kilometers.
The asteroid is scheduled to occlude a 9.1 magnitude star in the Leo constellation on November 30, 2008, dimming the magnitude of both heavenly bodies for a maximum duration of 0.6 seconds. Astronomers had, as of March 2008, not predicted an optimal trajectory for the event.
- JPL Small-Body Database Browser
- Preston, Steve (2007-05-14). "IOTA/IOTA-ES occultation update for (1909) Alekhin / TYC 0264-00685-1 event on 2008 Nov 30, 06:05 UT". asteroidocculatation.com. Retrieved 2008-03-09.[dead link]
- "Minor Planet Discoverers". International Astronomical Union, Minor Planet Center. 2008-02-21. Archived from the original on 5 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-09.
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