|Discovered by L. I. Chernykh|
Alternative names 1969 TM1, 1991 RS27
Observation arc 22264 days (60.96 yr)
Named after Palermo
|Discovery date 8 October 1969|
Minor planet category main belt
Discovered 8 October 1969
Discoverer Lyudmila Chernykh
Asteroid group Asteroid belt
|Aphelion 2.6954856 AU (403.23891 Gm)|
Discovery site Crimean Astrophysical Observatory
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10001 Palermo is an asteroid from the asteroid belt. Discovered on October 8, 1969, it was named "Palermo" after Palermo, the capital of Sicily where Giuseppe Piazzi made the first discovery of an asteroid, 1 Ceres. The naming was made in January 2001 to honour the discovery of Ceres, as that was the 200th anniversary of that discovery.
The asteroid is about six kilometers in radius, although it may be irregularly shaped. It orbits the Sun every 3.67 years.