ρ Virginis (rho Virginis)
ρ Virginis is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Virgo.
ρ Virginis visual magnitude is 4.88. Because of its moderate brightness, ρ Virginis should be easily visible from locations with dark skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.
The proper motion of ρ Virginis is 0.084 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.091 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Key facts about ρ Virginis
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ρ Virginis
ρ 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 ρ Virginis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of ρ Virginis in the sky:
Visibility of ρ Virginis from your location
Today's ρ Virginis (rho Virginis) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Distance of ρ Virginis from the Sun and relative movement
ρ Virginis is distant 120.30 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of ρ Virginis
ρ Virginis belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where ρ Virginis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.