2513 Baetslé

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2513 Baetslé
Name Baetslé
Designation 1950 SH
Discoverer S. Arend
Discovery date December 4, 1999
Discovery site Uccle
Orbital elements
Epoch October 27, 2007 (JDCT 2454400.5)
Eccentricity (e) 0.1809420
Semimajor axis (a) 2.2860331 AU
Perihelion (q) 1.8723937 AU
Aphelion (Q) 2.6996725 AU
Orbital period (P) 3.46 a
Inclination (i) 3.16372°
Longitude of the ascending node (Ω) 257.71553°
Argument of Perihelion (ω) 97.79594°
Mean anomaly (M) 248.97994°

2513 Baetslé is a main belt asteroid with an orbital period of 1262.4733241 days (3.46 years).[1]

The asteroid was discovered on September 19, 1950.

Observations by the IRAS satellite in 2007 showed an absolute magnitude of 13.40, a diameter of 16.67 kilometers, a rotational period of 6.08 hours, and an albedo of 0.0278. While the size, rotational period and orbital data are unremarkable, the albedo is exceptionally low, suggesting a composition that is mostly carbon.


  1. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser". NASA. Retrieved 2008-04-13.