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13 Virginis

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

13 Virginis visual magnitude is 5.9. Because of its reltive faintness, 13 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 13 Virginis:

5.9
Main-sequence
13 Virginis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 18°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 13 Virginis

13 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 13 Virginis are provided in the following table:

12h 18m 40s
-00° 47’ 13”
285.85°
60.99°
Virgo

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 13 Virginis in the sky:

Finder chart 13 Virginis star
Simplified finder chart for 13 Virginis.

Visibility of 13 Virginis from your location

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

Today's 13 Virginis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 90.8°
Max altitude: 37.7°
Azimuth: 269.2°
13 Virginis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 13 Virginis

The image below is a photograph of 13 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 13 Virginis is 0.029 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.016 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 13 Virginis star
DSS2 image of 13 Virginis. The red arrow shows the motion of 13 Virginis during the next 10000 years (4.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 13 Virginis from the Sun and relative movement

13 Virginis is distant 326.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

100.00 pc
326.00 ly
-14 km/s
0.029 arcsec/year
-0.016 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 13 Virginis

13 Virginis belongs to spectral class A5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

0.90
A5V
8403K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 13 Virginis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 13 Virginis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 13 Virginis

13 Virginis
SAO138710
SAO138710