9913 Humperdinck

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9913 Humperdinck
Orbit of 9913 Humperdinck (blue), planets (red) and the Sun (blue). The outermost planet visible is Jupiter.
Discovery and designation
Discovered by C. J. van Houten, I. van Houten-Groeneveld & T. Gehrels
Discovery date October 16, 1977
MPC designation 9913 Humperdinck
Named after
Engelbert Humperdinck
4071 T-3, 1982 BA7, 1984 UU1
Orbital characteristics
Epoch October 27, 2007
Aphelion 2.6193098 AU
Perihelion 1.9580218 AU
2.2886658 AU
Eccentricity 0.1444702
1264.6547579 d
Inclination 4.97675°
Physical characteristics
Surface temp. min mean max

9913 Humperdinck is a main belt asteroid. It orbits the Sun once every 3.46 years.[1] It is associated with the Flora family of asteroids.[2]

Discovered on October 16, 1977 by Cornelis Johannes van Houten and Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld on archived photographic plates made by Tom Gehrels with the Samuel Oschin telescope at the Palomar Observatory, it was given the provisional designation "4071 T-3". It was later renamed "Humperdinck" after musical teacher Engelbert Humperdinck.[3]


  1. ^ "9913 Humperdinck (4071 T-3)". JPL Small-Body Database Browser. NASA/JPL. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ MPC 34356 Minor Planet Center