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Epsilon Virginis, 47 Virginis

Proper NameVindemiatrix
Bayer DesignationEpsilon Virginis
Flamsteed Number47 Virginis
HR (BSC)4932
Right Ascension13h 2m 11s
Declination+10° 57' 33"
Distance110 light years
34 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +2.8
Absolute: +0.2
Spectral ClassG8IIIab yellow giant
Optimum VisibilityApril
NotesVindemiatrix is the second brightest of Virgo's stars, after the first-magnitude star Spica to its south. This is an evolved star that has expanded to a highly luminous yellow giant phase. The star is relatively metal-rich, and its strong X-ray emissions suggest significant magnetic activty.


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