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27 Virginis

27 Virginis is a variable and double main-sequence star in the constellation of Virgo.

27 Virginis visual magnitude is 6.19. Because of its reltive faintness, 27 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 27 Virginis:

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

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 27 Virginis

27 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 27 Virginis are provided in the following table:

12h 41m 34s
+10° 25’ 35”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 27 Virginis in the sky:

Finder chart 27 Virginis star
Simplified finder chart for 27 Virginis.

Visibility of 27 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 27 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: 79.6°
Max altitude: 48.9°
Azimuth: 280.4°
27 Virginis is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 27 Virginis

The image below is a photograph of 27 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 27 Virginis is -0.109 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 27 Virginis star
DSS2 image of 27 Virginis. The red arrow shows the motion of 27 Virginis during the next 1000 years (-1.82 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.07 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 27 Virginis from the Sun and relative movement

27 Virginis is distant 223.29 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

68.49 pc
223.29 ly
9 km/s
-0.109 arcsec/year
0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 27 Virginis

27 Virginis belongs to spectral class A7 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 27 Virginis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 27 Virginis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

27 Virginis star system properties

27 Virginis is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 27 Virginis double sysyem:

85.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of 27 Virginis

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