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109 Virginis

Altitude: -13.4°   Azimuth: 69.3°   Direction: East-North-East

109 Virginis is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Virgo.

109 Virginis visual magnitude is 3.72. Because of its moderate brightness, 109 Virginis should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 109 Virginis:


109 Virginis is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -13.4°
Azimuth: 69.3°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 109 Virginis

109 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 109 Virginis are provided in the following table:

14h 46m 14s
+01° 53’ 34”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 109 Virginis in the sky:

Finder chart 109 Virginis star
Simplified finder chart for 109 Virginis.

Visibility of 109 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 109 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: 88.1°
Max altitude: 40.4°
Azimuth: 271.9°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 109 Virginis

The image below is a photograph of 109 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 109 Virginis is -0.114 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.026 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 109 Virginis star
DSS2 image of 109 Virginis. The red arrow shows the motion of 109 Virginis during the next 1000 years (-1.90 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.43 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 109 Virginis from the Sun and relative movement

109 Virginis is distant 128.60 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

39.45 pc
128.60 ly
-6 km/s
-0.114 arcsec/year
-0.026 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 109 Virginis

109 Virginis belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 109 Virginis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 109 Virginis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 109 Virginis

109 Virginis