96 Virginis is a giant star in the constellation of Virgo.
96 Virginis visual magnitude is 6.47. Because of its reltive faintness, 96 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 96 Virginis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 96 Virginis
96 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 96 Virginis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 96 Virginis in the sky:
Visibility of 96 Virginis from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 96 Virginis
The image below is a photograph of 96 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 96 Virginis is -0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.025 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 96 Virginis from the Sun and relative movement
96 Virginis is distant 554.42 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 96 Virginis
96 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 96 Virginis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.