Pi Virginis

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π Virginis
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Virgo
Right ascension 12h 00m 52.4s
Declination +6° 36' 51"
Apparent magnitude (V) +4.65
Distance 356 ± 33 ly
(109 ± 10 pc)
Spectral type A5V
Other designations
8 Virginis, HR 4589, HD 104321, BD+07 2502, FK5 1311, HIP 58590, SAO 119164, GC 16425, CCDM 12009+0637

Pi Virginis (π Vir, π Virginis) is a binary star in the constellation Virgo.

Pi Virginis is a spectroscopic binary which has a stellar classification of A5V and a combined apparent magnitude of +4.65. It is approximately 356 light years from Earth. The two components have apparent magnitudes 5.0 and 7.0 and are separated by 0.011 arcseconds. They have an orbital period of 309.67 days.