86 Virginis is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Virgo.
86 Virginis visual magnitude is 5.51. Because of its reltive faintness, 86 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 86 Virginis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 86 Virginis
86 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 86 Virginis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 86 Virginis in the sky:
Visibility of 86 Virginis from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 86 Virginis
The image below is a photograph of 86 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 86 Virginis is -0.017 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 86 Virginis from the Sun and relative movement
86 Virginis is distant 379.07 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 86 Virginis
86 Virginis belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 86 Virginis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
86 Virginis star system properties
86 Virginis is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 86 Virginis double sysyem: