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76 Virginis

Altitude: -31.8°   Azimuth: 63.6°   Direction: East-North-East

76 Virginis is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Virgo.

76 Virginis visual magnitude is 5.21. Because of its reltive faintness, 76 Virginis should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of 76 Virginis is -0.029 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.036 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 76 Virginis star
DSS2 image of 76 Virginis. The red arrow shows the motion of 76 Virginis during the next 10000 years (-4.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 76 Virginis


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

Altitude: -31.8°
Azimuth: 63.6°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 76 Virginis

76 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 76 Virginis are provided in the following table:

13h 32m 58s
-10° 09’ 53”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 76 Virginis in the sky:

Finder chart 76 Virginis star
Simplified finder chart for 76 Virginis.

Visibility of 76 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 76 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: 100.2°
Max altitude: 28.4°
Azimuth: 259.8°

Distance of 76 Virginis from the Sun and relative movement

76 Virginis is distant 263.75 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

80.91 pc
263.75 ly
-1 km/s
-0.029 arcsec/year
-0.036 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 76 Virginis

76 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 76 Virginis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 76 Virginis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 76 Virginis

76 Virginis