Albina orbits the Sun in the outer main-belt at a distance of 3.3–3.8 AU once every 6 years and 9 months (2,455 days). Its orbit has an eccentricity of 0.08 and an inclination of 4° with respect to the ecliptic.
A rotational lightcurve of Albina was obtained from photometric observations made at the U.S. Palomar Transient Factory in October 2010. The lightcurve gave a rotation period of 16.5871±0.0165 hours with a brightness amplitude of 0.16 in magnitude (U=2), and supersedes a previous period of 9.6 hours from a fragmentary lightcurve, obtained by French astronomer Laurent Bernasconi in March 2006 (U=1).
Diameter and albedo
According to the space-based surveys carried out by the Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) and the Japanese Akari satellite, Albina has an albedo of 0.055 and 0.053, with a corresponding diameter of 51.5 and 52.7 kilometers, respectively. The Collaborative Asteroid Lightcurve Link derives a lower albedo of 0.039 and a diameter of 51.4 kilometers.
This minor planet was named after Russian astronomer from Moscow, Albina Serova, who is a friend of the discoverer. The official naming citation was published by the Minor Planet Center on 18 September 1986 (M.P.C. 11156).