Kang - κ Virginis (kappa Virginis)
Kang, also designated as κ Virginis (kappa Virginis), is a giant star in the constellation of Virgo.
Kang visual magnitude is 4.19. Because of its moderate brightness, Kang should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about Kang:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Kang
Kang 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 Kang are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Kang in the sky:
Visibility of Kang from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of Kang
The image below is a photograph of Kang 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 Kang is 0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.14 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Kang from the Sun and relative movement
Kang is distant 223.44 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Kang
Kang belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Kang is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.