9931 Herbhauptman

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9931 Herbhauptman
Orbit of 9931 Herbhauptman (blue), planets (red) and the Sun (black). The outermost planet visible is Jupiter.
Discovery and designation
Discovered by A. Mrkos
Discovery date April 18, 1985
MPC designation 9931 Herbhauptman
Named after
Herbert A. Hauptman
1985 HH, 1982 QJ1, 1996 HA1
Orbital characteristics
Epoch October 27, 2007
Aphelion 2.8020506 AU
Perihelion 1.9529788 AU
2.3775147 AU
Eccentricity 0.1785629
1339.0081989 d
Inclination 2.46938°
Physical characteristics
Surface temp. min mean max
S-type asteroid[1]

9931 Herbhauptman is an S-type main belt asteroid. It orbits the Sun once every 3.67 years.[2] It is associated with the Nysa family of asteroids.[3]

Discovered on April 18, 1985 by Antonín Mrkos at the Klet Observatory, it was given the provisional designation "1985 HH". It was later renamed "Herbhauptman" after Herbert A. Hauptman, co-winner of the 1985 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.[4]


  1. ^ Gianluca Masi, Sergio Foglia & Richard P. Binzel. "Search for Unusual Spectroscopic Candidates Among 40313 minor planets from the 3rd Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Moving Object Catalog". 
  2. ^ "9931 Herbhauptman (1985 HH)". JPL Small-Body Database Browser. NASA/JPL. Retrieved 2008-02-18. 
  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 52767 Minor Planet Center