71 Virginis is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Virgo.
71 Virginis visual magnitude is 5.65. Because of its reltive faintness, 71 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 71 Virginis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 71 Virginis
71 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 71 Virginis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 71 Virginis in the sky:
Visibility of 71 Virginis from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 71 Virginis
The image below is a photograph of 71 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 71 Virginis is -0.061 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.035 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 71 Virginis from the Sun and relative movement
71 Virginis is distant 271.89 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 71 Virginis
71 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 71 Virginis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.