9908 Aue

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9908 Aue
Orbit of 9908 Aue (blue), planets (red) and the Sun (black). The outermost planet visible is Jupiter.
Discovery and designation
Discovered by C. J. van Houten, I. van Houten-Groeneveld & T. Gehrels
Discovery date March 25, 1971
MPC designation 9908 Aue
Named after
Hartmann von Aue
2140 T-1, 1984 YJ6, 1991 HC3, 1998 SZ123
Orbital characteristics
Epoch October 27, 2007
Aphelion 3.052157211593745 AU
Perihelion 2.74876033808799 AU
2.90045877484086 AU
Eccentricity 0.0523015317675745
1804.257305676249 d
Inclination 2.48545325331787°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions ~17.8 km[1]
Surface temp. min mean max

9908 Aue is a main belt asteroid. It orbits the Sun once every 4.94 years.[2] It has been identified as a member of the Koronis family of asteroids.[3]

Discovered on March 25, 1971 by Cornelis Johannes van Houten and Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld on photographic plates taken by Tom Gehrels at the Palomar Observatory using the Samuel Oschin telescope, it was given the provisional designation "2140 T-1". It was later renamed "Aue" after Hartmann von Aue, a German poet and participant in the Third Crusade.[4]


  1. ^ Tedesco E.F., Noah P.V., Noah M., Price S.D. "The supplemental IRAS minor planet survey (SIMPS)". 
  2. ^ "9908 Aue (2140 T-1)". JPL Small-Body Database Browser. NASA/JPL. Retrieved 2008-02-05. 
  3. ^ Zappala, V., Ph. Bendjoya, A. Cellino, P. Farinella, and C. Froeschle (1997). "Asteroid Dynamical Families.". EAR-A-5-DDR-FAMILY-V4.1. NASA Planetary Data System. 
  4. ^ MPC 34356 Minor Planet Center