16 Virginis is a multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Virgo.
16 Virginis visual magnitude is 4.96. Because of its moderate brightness, 16 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 16 Virginis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 16 Virginis
16 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 16 Virginis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 16 Virginis in the sky:
Visibility of 16 Virginis from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 16 Virginis
The image below is a photograph of 16 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 16 Virginis is -0.292 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.065 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 16 Virginis from the Sun and relative movement
16 Virginis is distant 285.21 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 36 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 16 Virginis
16 Virginis belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 16 Virginis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.