483 Seppina

Seppina is a minor planet and cybele asteroid. Seppina was discovered by Max Wolf, in Heidelberg, on 4th March 1902. It was named after his pet dog. Seppina’s designation is 483 Seppina.

Seppina takes 6 years and 120.5 days to orbit the sun at a distance between 3.235 AU (484 million km) and 3.609 AU (540 million km). Seppina has a diameter of 74 km, a magnitude of 14.5 mag and an hourly dRA of 1.312 seconds. The epoch of Seppina is on 18th August, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5).

On 7th July 2004, between 11:31 and 11:45 UT, Seppina passed in front of a star in the constellation of Virgo. The occultation of TYC 0305-00664-1, an 11.0 mag star, caused a drop of 3.5 mag (to 14.5 mag) for 4.6 seconds for observers along a path across Australia and New Zealand.

Cybele asteroids are a group of asteroids in the main belt with a mean orbital radius between 3.27 AU and 3.7 AU, an eccentricity less than 0.3, and an inclination less than 25°.

The Hourly dRA is an asteroid’s hourly change in the Right Ascension direction expressed in seconds of time.