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Virgo Constellation
Constellation Virgo the Virgin Star Map

Virgo, the Virgin (Vir)  

(VER-go)


The constellation of Virgo, the Virgin, is best viewed in Spring during the month of May. It's brightest star is Spica at magnitude 0.98. The boundary of the Virgo constellation contains 32 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. VER-go
      1. Meaning:
      2. Virgin
      1. Genitive:
      2. Virginis
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Vir
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Zodiacal
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Southern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. SQ3
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. May
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 13h 21m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -3° 31'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Spica  (0.98)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 32



    Double Stars in Virgo

    These are the brightest and easiest-to-find double, triple, and quadruple star systems in the constellation Virgo.

        1. Star system
        2. Magnitudes
        3. Type
        1. Gamma Virginis
        2. 3.5, 3.5
        3. double



      Star Clusters in Virgo

      The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find star clusters in the constellation Virgo :

          1. Star cluster
          2. Catalog #
          3. Cluster type



        Nebulae in Virgo

        The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find nebulae in the constellation Virgo :

            1. Nebula name
            2. Catalog #
            3. Nebula type



          Galaxies in Virgo

          The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find galaxies in the constellation Virgo :

              1. Galaxy name
              2. Catalog #
              3. Galaxy type
              1. Virgo A
              2. M87
              3. elliptical supergiant



            Neutron Stars in Virgo

            These are the most well-known neutron stars in the constellation Virgo. Although neutron stars cannot be seen in any amateur telescope, they are at the center of many supernova remnant nebulae, which can be seen.

                1. Neutron star
                2. Type



              Black Holes in Virgo

              These are the most well-known smaller (non-supermassive) black holes in the constellation Virgo. Although black holes cannot be seen directly, the smaller ones are at the center of some star clusters and supernova remnant nebulae, which can be seen. Supermassive black holes are at the center of most galaxies, such as Sagittarius A* at the center of our Milky Way galaxy.

                  1. Black hole
                  2. Type
                  1. PKS 1302-102
                  2. double
                  1. M87*
                  2. SMB



                Exoplanets in Virgo

                These are the most notable named exoplanet systems known in the constellation Virgo. Bear in mind that we will likely discover billions of exoplanets in the years to come.

                    1. Host star name
                    2. Exoplanet name

                  * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

                  ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed (and not at all in the opposite).