Epoch J2000.0 Equinox J2000.0
|Right ascension||14h 19m 06.6s|
|Declination||−13° 22' 16"|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||+4.52|
|Distance||187 ± 10 ly
(57 ± 3 pc)
In China, 亢宿 (Kàng Xiù), meaning Neck, refers to an asterism consisting of this star, κ Virginis, ι Virginis and κ Virginis. Consequently, λ Virginis itself is known as 亢宿四 (Kàngsusì, English: the Fourth Star of Neck.)
Lambda Virginis is a spectroscopic binary. The combined spectra of the components is classified as A2 and the system has an apparent magnitude of +4.52. It is approximately 187 light years from Earth. The two components have magnitudes of +5.3 and +5.4 and are separated by 0.0002 arcseconds. They have an orbital period of 206.64 days.
- Allen, R. H., (1963). Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning (Reprint ed.). New York, NY: Dover Publications Inc. p. 472. ISBN 0-486-21079-0.
- (Chinese) AEEA (Activities of Exhibition and Education in Astronomy) 天文教育資訊網 2006 年 6 月 28 日
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