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Khambalia - λ Virginis (lambda Virginis)

Altitude: 9.7°   Azimuth: 233.8°   Direction: South-West

Khambalia, also designated as λ Virginis (lambda Virginis), is a variable and double star in the constellation of Virgo.

Khambalia visual magnitude is 4.52. Because of its moderate brightness, Khambalia 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 Khambalia:


Khambalia - λ Virginis (lambda Virginis) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 9.7°
Azimuth: 233.8°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Khambalia

Khambalia 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 Khambalia are provided in the following table:

14h 19m 06s
-13° 22’ 15”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of Khambalia in the sky:

Finder chart Khambalia - λ Virginis (lambda Virginis) star
Simplified finder chart for Khambalia - λ Virginis (lambda Virginis).

Visibility of Khambalia 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 Khambalia - λ Virginis (lambda 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: 103.4°
Max altitude: 25.1°
Azimuth: 256.6°

Digitized Sky Survey image of Khambalia

The image below is a photograph of Khambalia 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 Khambalia is -0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.03 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of Khambalia - λ Virginis (lambda Virginis) star
DSS2 image of Khambalia. The red arrow shows the motion of Khambalia during the next 10000 years (-2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of Khambalia from the Sun and relative movement

Khambalia is distant 186.61 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

57.24 pc
186.61 ly
-11 km/s
-0.015 arcsec/year
0.03 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of Khambalia

Khambalia belongs to spectral class A2


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

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

Khambalia star system properties

Khambalia is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the Khambalia double sysyem:

0 arcsec

Alternative designations of Khambalia

λ Virginis
(lambda Virginis)
100 Virginis