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108 Virginis

Altitude: 33.2°   Azimuth: 143.0°   Direction: South-East

108 Virginis is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Virgo.

108 Virginis visual magnitude is 5.69. Because of its reltive faintness, 108 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 108 Virginis:


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

Altitude: 33.2°
Azimuth: 143.0°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 108 Virginis

108 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 108 Virginis are provided in the following table:

14h 45m 30s
+00° 43’ 01”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 108 Virginis in the sky:

Finder chart 108 Virginis star
Simplified finder chart for 108 Virginis.

Visibility of 108 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 108 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: 89.3°
Max altitude: 39.2°
Azimuth: 270.7°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 108 Virginis

The image below is a photograph of 108 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 108 Virginis is -0.038 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 108 Virginis star
DSS2 image of 108 Virginis. The red arrow shows the motion of 108 Virginis during the next 10000 years (-6.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 108 Virginis from the Sun and relative movement

108 Virginis is distant 613.94 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.

188.32 pc
613.94 ly
-20 km/s
-0.038 arcsec/year
-0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 108 Virginis

108 Virginis belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 108 Virginis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 108 Virginis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 108 Virginis

108 Virginis