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Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationPsi Virginis
Flamsteed Number40 Virginis
HR (BSC)4902
Right Ascension12h 54m 21s
Declination-9° 32' 20"
Distance545 light years
167 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +4.78
Absolute: -1.33
Spectral ClassM3-IIICa-1 red giant
Optimum VisibilityApril
NotesThis red giant is a pulsating variable star following an irregular pattern, due to multiple overlapping periods of variability, so that its apparent magnitude can vary between +4.73 amd +4.96. It possibly has a binary star, though this has not been definitively confirmed.

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