Omicron Virginis

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ο Virginis
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Virgo
Right ascension 12h 05m 12.5s
Declination +8° 43′ 59″
Apparent magnitude (V) +4.12[1]
Distance 171 ± 7 ly
(52 ± 2 pc)
Spectral type G8 IIIa CN-1Ba1CH1
Other designations
9 Virginis, BD+09 2583, FK5 450, HD 104979, HR 4608, HIP 58948, NN 3703, SAO 119213.

Omicron Virginis (ο Vir, ο Virginis) is a star in the constellation Virgo.

Omicron Virginis is a yellow G-type giant with an apparent magnitude of +4.12. It is approximately 171 light years from Earth. This star is radiating about 70 times the luminosity of the Sun[1] and has 2.12 times the Sun's mass. It is around a billion years old.[2]


  1. ^ a b Mallik, Sushma V. (December 1999), "Lithium abundance and mass", Astronomy and Astrophysics 352: 495–507, Bibcode:1999A&A...352..495M 
  2. ^ Takeda, Yoichi; Sato, Bun'ei; Murata, Daisuke (August 2008), "Stellar Parameters and Elemental Abundances of Late-G Giants", Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan 60 (4): 781–802, arXiv:0805.2434, Bibcode:2008PASJ...60..781T, doi:10.1093/pasj/60.4.781