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10 Virginis

Altitude: 15.6°   Azimuth: 107.2°   Direction: East-South-East

10 Virginis is a double giant star in the constellation of Virgo.

10 Virginis visual magnitude is 5.95. Because of its reltive faintness, 10 Virginis should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 10 Virginis:


10 Virginis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 15.6°
Azimuth: 107.2°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 10 Virginis

10 Virginis is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 10 Virginis are provided in the following table:

12h 09m 41s
+01° 53’ 52”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 10 Virginis in the sky:

Finder chart 10 Virginis star
Simplified finder chart for 10 Virginis.

Visibility of 10 Virginis from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's 10 Virginis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 88.1°
Max altitude: 40.4°
Azimuth: 271.9°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 10 Virginis

The image below is a photograph of 10 Virginis from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of 10 Virginis is 0.043 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.178 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 10 Virginis star
DSS2 image of 10 Virginis. The red arrow shows the motion of 10 Virginis during the next 1000 years (0.72 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.97 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 10 Virginis from the Sun and relative movement

10 Virginis is distant 273.03 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

83.75 pc
273.03 ly
3 km/s
0.043 arcsec/year
-0.178 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 10 Virginis

10 Virginis belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 10 Virginis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 10 Virginis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

10 Virginis star system properties

10 Virginis is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 10 Virginis double sysyem:

39.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of 10 Virginis

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