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106 Virginis

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:

5.42
Giant
106 Virginis is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

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:

14h 28m 41s
-06° 54’ 02”
341.13°
48.62°
Virgo

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 106 Virginis in the sky:

Finder chart 106 Virginis star
Simplified finder chart for 106 Virginis.

Visibility of 106 Virginis from your location

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

Today's 106 Virginis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 96.9°
Max altitude: 31.6°
Azimuth: 263.1°
106 Virginis is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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.

Image of 106 Virginis star
DSS2 image of 106 Virginis. The red arrow shows the motion of 106 Virginis during the next 10000 years (-3.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.67 arcmin in declination);

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.

146.84 pc
478.71 ly
-49 km/s
-0.019 arcsec/year
-0.052 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 106 Virginis

106 Virginis belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-0.41
K5III
3809K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 106 Virginis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 106 Virginis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 106 Virginis

106 Virginis
SAO139957
SAO139957