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Virgo
Constellation Virgo

Virgo Constellation (Vir)

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

The naked eye can see magnitude 6 (magnitude 8 under ideal dark sky conditions).

      1. Meaning:
      2. Virgin
      1. Genitive:
      2. Virginis
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Vir
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Zodiacal
      1. Best Viewing Month*:
      2. May
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 13h 21m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -3° 31'
      1. Brightest Star:
      2. Spica (0.98m)
      1. Exoplanet Host Stars:
      2. 32
      1. Caldwell objects:
      2. C52,
      1. Pulsars:
      2. 1
      1. Other:
      2. Circumbinary star

    * 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.



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