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12 Virginis

12 Virginis is a star in the constellation of Virgo.

12 Virginis visual magnitude is 5.85. Because of its reltive faintness, 12 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 12 Virginis:

5.85
12 Virginis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 31°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 12 Virginis

12 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 12 Virginis are provided in the following table:

12h 13m 25s
+10° 15’ 43”
273.17°
70.9°
Virgo

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 12 Virginis in the sky:

Finder chart 12 Virginis star
Simplified finder chart for 12 Virginis.

Visibility of 12 Virginis from your location

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

Today's 12 Virginis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 79.7°
Max altitude: 48.8°
Azimuth: 280.3°
12 Virginis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 12 Virginis

The image below is a photograph of 12 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 12 Virginis is -0.091 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 12 Virginis star
DSS2 image of 12 Virginis. The red arrow shows the motion of 12 Virginis during the next 1000 years (-1.52 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 12 Virginis from the Sun and relative movement

12 Virginis is distant 161.55 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

49.55 pc
161.55 ly
2 km/s
-0.091 arcsec/year
-0.01 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 12 Virginis

12 Virginis belongs to spectral class A2

2.37
A2
7658K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 12 Virginis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 12 Virginis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 12 Virginis

12 Virginis
SAO99997
SAO99997