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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:01  ☀️ Transit: 12:06  🌅 Sunset: 18:11

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:

Zavijava - β Virginis (beta Virginis) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

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:

11h 50m 41s
+01° 45’ 52”

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

Finder chart Zavijava - β Virginis (beta Virginis) star
Simplified finder chart for Zavijava - β Virginis (beta Virginis).

Visibility of Zavijava from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

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):

Azimuth: 88.2°
Max altitude: 40.3°
Azimuth: 271.8°
Zavijava - β Virginis (beta Virginis) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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.

Image of Zavijava - β Virginis (beta Virginis) star
DSS2 image of Zavijava. The red arrow shows the motion of Zavijava during the next 1000 years (12.38 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.52 arcmin in declination);

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.

10.90 pc
35.54 ly
5 km/s
0.743 arcsec/year
-0.271 arcsec/year

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.

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

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:

512.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of Zavijava

β Virginis
(beta Virginis)