106 Virginis is a giant star in the constellation of Virgo.
106 Virginis visual magnitude is 5.42. Because of its reltive faintness, 106 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 106 Virginis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 106 Virginis
106 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 106 Virginis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 106 Virginis in the sky:
Visibility of 106 Virginis from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 106 Virginis
The image below is a photograph of 106 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 106 Virginis is -0.019 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.052 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 106 Virginis from the Sun and relative movement
106 Virginis is distant 478.71 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 49 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 106 Virginis
106 Virginis belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 106 Virginis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.