Orbits of 10001 Palermo (blue), planets (red) and the Sun (black). The outermost planet visible is Jupiter
|Discovery and designation|
|Discovered by||L.I. Chernykh|
|Discovery date||October 8, 1969|
|Alternative names||1969 TM1, 1991 RS27|
|Epoch August 27, 2011 (JD 2455800.5)|
|Semi-major axis||2.3775254 AU|
|Orbital period||3.67 a (1339.017 d)|
|Longitude of ascending node||40.23431°|
|Argument of perihelion||357.83458°|
|Absolute magnitude (H)||13.9|
10001 Palermo is a main-belt asteroid. 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.