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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:12 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:59
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τ Virginis (tau Virginis)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 12:49 | Tran: 18:55 | Set: 1:04
Alt: -37.04°   Az: 356.41°   Direction: North

τ Virginis is a multiple main-sequence star of spectral class A3 in the constellation of Virgo.

τ Virginis visual magnitude is 4.26. Because of its moderate brightness, τ 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 τ Virginis (tau Virginis) star
DSS2 image of τ Virginis. The red arrow shows the motion of τ Virginis during the next 10000 years (3.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.50 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

14h 02m 53s
+01° 25’ 36”
11h 48m 31s
01h 51m 25s

J2000

14h 01m 38s
+01° 32’ 39”

Galactic Coordinates

339.22°
59.38°

Finder Chart

Finder chart τ Virginis (tau Virginis) star
Simplified finder chart for τ Virginis (tau Virginis).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

4.26
Main-sequence

0.13
A3V
9028K

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

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

Star System Properties

τ 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 τ Virginis double sysyem:

4.26
9.46
5.2
129 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

τ Virginis is distant 218.21 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

66.93
218.21
-2 km/s
0.018 arcsec/y
-0.021"/y

Alternative Designations

τ Virginis
(tau Virginis)
93 Virginis
SAO120238
SAO120238

Visibility from Your Location

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

Azimuth: 88.6°
Max altitude: 39.9°
Azimuth: 271.4°