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34 Virginis

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

34 Virginis visual magnitude is 6.07. Because of its reltive faintness, 34 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 34 Virginis:

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

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 34 Virginis

34 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 34 Virginis are provided in the following table:

12h 47m 13s
+11° 57’ 29”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 34 Virginis in the sky:

Finder chart 34 Virginis star
Simplified finder chart for 34 Virginis.

Visibility of 34 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 34 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: 78.0°
Max altitude: 50.5°
Azimuth: 282.0°
34 Virginis is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 34 Virginis

The image below is a photograph of 34 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 34 Virginis is 0.042 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.018 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 34 Virginis star
DSS2 image of 34 Virginis. The red arrow shows the motion of 34 Virginis during the next 10000 years (7.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 34 Virginis from the Sun and relative movement

34 Virginis is distant 243.10 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

74.57 pc
243.10 ly
-2 km/s
0.042 arcsec/year
-0.018 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 34 Virginis

34 Virginis belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 34 Virginis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 34 Virginis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

34 Virginis star system properties

34 Virginis is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 34 Virginis double sysyem:

139.4 arcsec

Alternative designations of 34 Virginis

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