858 El Djezaïr

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For the Algerian city, see Algiers.
858 El Djezaïr
Discovered by F. Sy
Discovery site Algiers
Discovery date May 26, 1916
Named after
1916 a
Orbital characteristics
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Aphelion 3.103 AU
Perihelion 2.518 AU
2.810 AU
Eccentricity 0.104
4.712 a
Inclination 8.882°

858 El Djezaïr is a minor planet orbiting the Sun. El Djezaïr is Arabic for Algeria (and Algiers, its site of discovery). It is one of the three largest members of the Leto family (a small, well-defined family of asteroids about 2.8 AU distant from the Sun), along with 68 Leto and 236 Honoria, all of which are spectral type S.

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