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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:52  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:31
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82 Virginis

Altitude: 1.3°   Azimuth: 254.3°   Direction: West-South-West

82 Virginis is a variable giant star in the constellation of Virgo.

82 Virginis visual magnitude is 5.01. Because of its reltive faintness, 82 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 82 Virginis is -0.094 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.04 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 82 Virginis star
DSS2 image of 82 Virginis. The red arrow shows the motion of 82 Virginis during the next 1000 years (-1.57 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 82 Virginis

5.01
Giant

82 Virginis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 1.3°
Azimuth: 254.3°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 82 Virginis

82 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 82 Virginis are provided in the following table:

13h 41m 36s
-08° 42’ 11”
323.42°
52.16°
Virgo

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 82 Virginis in the sky:

Finder chart 82 Virginis star
Simplified finder chart for 82 Virginis.

Visibility of 82 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 82 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: 98.7°
Max altitude: 29.8°
Azimuth: 261.3°

Distance of 82 Virginis from the Sun and relative movement

82 Virginis is distant 457.22 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 37 kilometers per second.

140.25 pc
457.22 ly
-37 km/s
-0.094 arcsec/year
0.04 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 82 Virginis

82 Virginis belongs to spectral class M1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-0.72
M1III
3608K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 82 Virginis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 82 Virginis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 82 Virginis

82 Virginis
SAO139490
SAO139490