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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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73 Virginis

Below the horizon.  Rise: 14:00 | Tran: 18:17 | Set: 22:34
Alt: -56.52°   Az: 343.53°   Direction: North-North-West

73 Virginis is a variable and double hypergiant star of spectral class F0 in the constellation of Virgo.

73 Virginis visual magnitude is 6.01. Because of its faintness, 73 Virginis is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Image of 73 Virginis star
DSS2 image of 73 Virginis. The red arrow shows the motion of 73 Virginis during the next 1000 years (-1.65 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.23 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

13h 33m 22s
-18° 51’ 16”
11h 21m 56s
00h 55m 19s

J2000

13h 32m 02s
-18° 43’ 44”

Galactic Coordinates

316.15°
43.1°

Finder Chart

Finder chart 73 Virginis star
Simplified finder chart for 73 Virginis.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

6.01
Hypergiant

1.73
F0IV
8321K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 73 Virginis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 73 Virginis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Star System Properties

73 Virginis is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 73 Virginis double sysyem:

6.01
6.21
0.2
0.1 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

73 Virginis is distant 233.86 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

71.74
233.86
-18 km/s
-0.099 arcsec/y
-0.014"/y

Alternative Designations

73 Virginis
SAO157987
SAO157987

Visibility from Your Location

Today's 73 Virginis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 108.9°
Max altitude: 19.7°
Azimuth: 251.1°