Zaniah - η Virginis (eta Virginis)
Zaniah, also designated as η Virginis (eta Virginis), is a variable and multiple sub-giant star in the constellation of Virgo.
Zaniah visual magnitude is 3.89. Because of its moderate brightness, Zaniah 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 Zaniah:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Zaniah
Zaniah 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 Zaniah are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Zaniah in the sky:
Visibility of Zaniah from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of Zaniah
The image below is a photograph of Zaniah 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 Zaniah is -0.063 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.018 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Zaniah from the Sun and relative movement
Zaniah is distant 249.62 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Zaniah
Zaniah belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Zaniah is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
Zaniah star system properties
Zaniah 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 Zaniah double sysyem: