70 Virginis is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Virgo.
70 Virginis visual magnitude is 4.98. Because of its moderate brightness, 70 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 70 Virginis:
70 Virginis is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 70 Virginis
70 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 70 Virginis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 70 Virginis in the sky:
Visibility of 70 Virginis from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's 70 Virginis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of 70 Virginis
The image below is a photograph of 70 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 70 Virginis is -0.236 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.577 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 70 Virginis from the Sun and relative movement
70 Virginis is distant 59.04 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 70 Virginis
70 Virginis belongs to spectral class G4 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 70 Virginis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
70 Virginis star system properties
70 Virginis is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 70 Virginis double sysyem: