International Star Naming
The most popular free star naming service
The magnitude (brightness) is measured on a logarithmic scale. Small numbers mean bright stars: A star with a brightness of 1 mag is 100 times brighter that an star with 6 mag.
||Star name:||Spica (α Virginis)
This star belongs to the huge UCAC 3 catalog. It is identified by this number in the UCAC 3 catalog.
||Right ascension:||13h 25m 11.61s (201.29836°)
The distance is measured in light years (LY). A light year is the distance, that light travels within one year. 1 LJ is equal to about 5,878,630,000,000 miles.
||Spectral type: ||B1V
Every star belongs to a constellation, and 12 of those constellations are part of the zodiac.
Virgo is the second largest constellation in the sky. It is often linked to Astraea, the roman goddess of justice.
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