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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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10 Virginis

Below the horizon.  Rise: 12:56 | Tran: 19:04 | Set: 1:15
Altitude: -36.3°   Azimuth: 351.9°   Direction: North

10 Virginis is a double giant star of spectral class K3 in the constellation of Virgo.

10 Virginis visual magnitude is 5.95. Because of its faintness, 10 Virginis is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 10 Virginis

Finder chart 10 Virginis star
Simplified finder chart for 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”
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);

Key facts about 10 Virginis


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

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

Alternative designations of 10 Virginis

10 Virginis

Visibility of 10 Virginis from your location

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

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