Discovered 1921 Nov. 23 by A. Schaumasse at Nice.
Named after the province Alsace in northeast France between the Rhine river and the Vosges mountains. (H 93)
The discoverer proposed the name Alsace (J. Obs., Tome V, p. 6, 100 (1922)). The Astronomisches Rechen-Institut changed the name in Alsatia.