fall star constellations

What is the brightest star in Virgo?

Spica is the brightest star in Virgo and the 15th brightest star in the sky. With an apparent magnitude of 1.04, you can see it without a telescope. The name Spica comes from the Latin word ‘spīca virginis’ which translates as “Virgo’s ear of grain.”

What is Messier 58?

Messier 58 is a barred spiral galaxy in Virgo. A barred spiral galaxy is a spiral galaxy with a central bar-shaped structure composed of stars. M58 is one of the brightest galaxies in the Virgo Cluster with an apparent magnitude of 10.5. It lies about 62 million light-years away. Charles Messier discovered it in April 1779 ( 24 ).

What is the brightest galaxy in the universe?

Messier 49 was the first galaxy discovered in the Virgo Cluster. It is the brightest with a magnitude of 9.4 and lies about 55.9 million light-years away. Charles Messier documented it in February 1771.

What is the Virgin’s name?

Virgo is a large and distinctive constellation that dominates the sky. The Virgin is a lovely Goddess of Wheat and Agriculture, standing upright with arms slightly outstretched. She holds a long ear of corn in her hand. Perhaps you can even imagine angel wings spread out behind her.

How far away is Eta Virginis?

It has a visual magnitude of 3.890 and you can see it with the naked eye. The system lies about 265 light-years away.

What is the name of the planet that orbits the mother star?

NY Virginis b is an exoplanet revolving around the star NY Virginis. Scientists claim that this body is a giant circumbinary planet orbiting its mother star at a distance of 3.3 astronomical units.

What is the galaxy of Virgo?

Messier 61 ( M61) is another barred spiral galaxy located in Virgo. It has an apparent magnitude of 10.18 and lies at a distance of about 52.5 million light-years from Earth.

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