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Zodiac: Libra
Sep 24 - Oct 23
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Virgo (Virgin)

Virgo is the second largest constellation in the sky. It is often linked to Astraea, the roman goddess of justice.
This constellation belongs to the zodiac. Its time of the year is between August 23 and September 23. This constellation does not belong to the zodiac. It's brightest star is Spica (α Virginis).
Neighboring constellations are Leo, Crater, Corvus, Hydra, Libra, Serpens, Bootes, and Coma Berenices.
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Latin name:  Virgo (Vir)
English name:  Virgin
Abbreviation:  Vir
Zodiac:  August 23 - September 23
Brightest star:  Spica (α Virginis)

Objects in Virgin

A selection of interesting objects visible with a telescope.
M87 (NGC 4486, Virgo A)
an elliptic galaxy in the constellation Virgin
Image credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA).
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M58 (NGC 4579)
a bar galaxy in the constellation Virgin
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Kennicutt (U. of Ariz./Inst. of Astr., U. of Cambridge) and the SINGS Team
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M104 (NGC 4594, Sombrero Galaxy)
a spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgin
Image credit: NASA/ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA)
License: creative commons (cc) Attribution 3.0 Unported

M84 (NGC 4374)
an elliptic galaxy in the constellation Virgin
Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA
License: creative commons (cc) Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States

M61 (NGC 4303)
a spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgin
Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA
License: creative commons (cc) Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States

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