46 Virginis is a variable and multiple giant star in the constellation of Virgo.
46 Virginis visual magnitude is 5.99. Because of its reltive faintness, 46 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 46 Virginis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 46 Virginis
46 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 46 Virginis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 46 Virginis in the sky:
Visibility of 46 Virginis from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 46 Virginis
The image below is a photograph of 46 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 46 Virginis is -0.025 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.05 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 46 Virginis from the Sun and relative movement
46 Virginis is distant 344.24 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 46 Virginis
46 Virginis belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 46 Virginis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
46 Virginis star system properties
46 Virginis is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 46 Virginis double sysyem: