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Classification and orbit
Annschnell is a non-family asteroid of the main belt's background population, located near the region of the Vesta family in the inner asteroid belt. It orbits the Sun in the inner main-belt at a distance of 2.0–2.7 AU once every 3 years and 8 months (1,351 days). Its orbit has an eccentricity of 0.15 and an inclination of 5° with respect to the ecliptic. The body's observation arc begins with its official discovery observation at Heidelberg, as no precoveries were taken, and no prior identifications were made.
This minor planet was named after Austrian astronomer Anneliese Schnell (1941–2015) at the Vienna Observatory. She was the first woman on the board of the Astronomische Gesellschaft, an international society for German-speaking astronomers, since its founding in 1863. As a stellar astronomer, her research included central stars of planetary nebulae, CP stars, binaries and different types of variable stars.
In the 1990s, she became a member of the Working Group for the History of Astronomy of the Astronomische Gesellschaft, where she also works on problems in the history of astronomy, in particular on the meaning of the names and on the discovery circumstances of Johann Palisa's discoveries.
Proposed by Lutz Schmadel and endorsed by Edward Bowell and Brian Marsden, the approved naming citation was prepared by Schmadel and published by the Minor Planet Center on 21 November 1991 (M.P.C. 19333).
According to the survey carried out by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer with its subsequent NEOWISE mission, Annschnell measures 3.424 kilometers in diameter and its surface has a high albedo of 0.658, while the Collaborative Asteroid Lightcurve Link assumes a standard albedo for carbonaceous asteroids of 0.057 and consequently calculates a much larger diameter of 12.18 kilometers with an absolute magnitude of 13.3. PanSTARRS' large-scale photometric survey has classified Annschnell as a CX-subtype, an intermediary group between the carbonaceous C- and core X-type asteroids.
In May 2006, the first and only rotational lightcurve of Annschnell was obtained from photometric observations by French amateur astronomer Laurent Bernasconi. Lightcurve analysis gave a rotation period of 6.328 hours with a brightness amplitude of 0.76 magnitude (U=2+). The high amplitude indicates that the body has a non-spheroidal shape.