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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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γ Virginis (gamma Virginis)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 11:37 | Tran: 17:27 | Set: 23:17
Alt: -3.40°   Az: 88.27°   Direction: East

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

γ Virginis visual magnitude is 3.68. Because of its moderate brightness, γ Virginis is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Image of γ Virginis (gamma Virginis) star
DSS2 image of γ Virginis. The red arrow shows the motion of γ Virginis during the next 1000 years (-9.42 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.20 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

12h 42m 55s
-01° 35’ 01”
17h 46m 07s
06h 29m 02s

J2000

12h 41m 39s
-01° 26’ 57”

Galactic Coordinates

297.85°
61.33°

Finder Chart

Finder chart γ Virginis (gamma Virginis) star
Simplified finder chart for γ Virginis (gamma Virginis).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

3.68
Hypergiant

3.32
F0V
10125K

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

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

Star System Properties

γ Virginis is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the γ Virginis double sysyem:

3.68
3.78
0.1
4.1 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

γ Virginis is distant 38.57 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.

11.83
38.57
-20 km/s
-0.565 arcsec/y
0.012"/y

Alternative Designations

γ Virginis
(gamma Virginis)
29 Virginis
SAO138917
SAO138917
Gl 482 B

Visibility from Your Location

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

Azimuth: 91.6°
Max altitude: 36.9°
Azimuth: 268.4°