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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:55  
clear_day Transit: 12:49  
SunsetSet: 18:41 south
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104 Virginis

Altitude: 32.1°   Azimuth: 171.7°   Direction: South

104 Virginis is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Virgo.

104 Virginis visual magnitude is 6.17. Because of its reltive faintness, 104 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 104 Virginis:


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

Altitude: 32.1°
Azimuth: 171.7°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 104 Virginis

104 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 104 Virginis are provided in the following table:

14h 27m 24s
-06° 07’ 13”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 104 Virginis in the sky:

Finder chart 104 Virginis star
Simplified finder chart for 104 Virginis.

Visibility of 104 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 104 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: 96.1°
Max altitude: 32.4°
Azimuth: 263.9°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 104 Virginis

The image below is a photograph of 104 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 104 Virginis is -0.071 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.058 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 104 Virginis star
DSS2 image of 104 Virginis. The red arrow shows the motion of 104 Virginis during the next 10000 years (-11.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -9.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 104 Virginis from the Sun and relative movement

104 Virginis is distant 235.72 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

72.31 pc
235.72 ly
-15 km/s
-0.071 arcsec/year
-0.058 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 104 Virginis

104 Virginis belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 104 Virginis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 104 Virginis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 104 Virginis

104 Virginis