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Virgo Constellation
Constellation Virgo the Virgin Star Map

Virgo, the Virgin (Vir)

(VER-go)


The Southern 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



    Brightest Stars in Virgo

    The 10 brightest stars in the constellation Virgo by magnitude.

        1. Star
        2. Magnitude
        3. Spectral class



      Double Stars in Virgo

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

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



        Star Clusters in Virgo

        The most notable and easy-to-find star clusters in the constellation Virgo . Also see all star clusters.

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



          Nebulae in Virgo

          Notable and easy-to-find nebulae in the constellation Virgo . Also see all nebulae.

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



            Galaxies in Virgo

            The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find galaxies in the constellation Virgo . Also see all galaxies.

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



              Milky Way Satellites in Virgo

              Dwarf satellite galaxies that orbit the Milky Way Galaxy located in the constellation Virgo. Also see all Milky Way satellite galaxies.

                  1. Galaxy name
                  2. Alt name
                  3. Magnitude
                  1. Virgo Dwarf



                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. Also see all neutron stars.

                    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. Also see all black holes.

                      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. Also see all exoplanets.

                        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).