Nu Virginis

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ν Virginis
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Merak in Ursa Major.
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Virgo
Right ascension 11h 45m 51.6s
Declination +6° 31' 46"
Apparent magnitude (V) +4.04
Distance 313 ± 23 ly
(96 ± 7 pc)
Spectral type M1IIIab
Other designations
3 Virginis, HR 4517, HD 102212, BD+07 2479, FK5 1302, HIP 57380, SAO 119035, GC 16135

Nu Virginis (ν Vir, ν Virginis) is a star in the constellation Virgo.

Nu Virginis is a M-type red giant with a mean apparent magnitude of +4.04. It is approximately 313 light years from Earth. It is classified as a semiregular variable star and its brightness varies by 0.06 magnitudes. This star has about 1.6 times the mass of the sun and an effective temperature of 3,795 K.[1]


  1. ^ Tsuji, Takashi (May 2007), "Isotopic abundances of Carbon and Oxygen in Oxygen-rich giant stars", in Kupka, F.; Roxburgh, I.; Chan, K., Convection in Astrophysics, Proceedings of IAU Symposium #239 held 21-25 August, 2006 in Prague, Czech Republic, pp. 307–310, arXiv:astro-ph/0610180, Bibcode:2007IAUS..239..307T, doi:10.1017/S1743921307000622