Zavijava - β Virginis (beta Virginis)
Zavijava, also designated as β Virginis (beta Virginis), is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Virgo.
Zavijava visual magnitude is 3.61. Because of its moderate brightness, Zavijava 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 Zavijava:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Zavijava
Zavijava 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 Zavijava are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Zavijava in the sky:
Visibility of Zavijava from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's Zavijava - β Virginis (beta Virginis) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of Zavijava
The image below is a photograph of Zavijava 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 Zavijava is 0.743 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.271 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Zavijava from the Sun and relative movement
Zavijava is distant 35.54 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Zavijava
Zavijava belongs to spectral class F9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Zavijava is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
Zavijava star system properties
Zavijava 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 Zavijava double sysyem: