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AF Virginis

AF Virginis Facts

  • AF Virginis is a pulsating variable star that can be located in the constellation of Virgo. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • AF Virginis is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.

AF Virginis's Alternative Names

HIP70751 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue.

AF Virginis has alternative name(s) :- AF Vir, AF Vir.

More details on objects' alternative names can be found at Star Names .

Source of Information

The source of the information if it has a Hip I.D. is from Simbad, the Hipparcos data library based at the University at Strasbourg, France. Hipparcos was a E.S.A. satellite operation launched in 1989 for four years. The items in red are values that I've calculated so they could well be wrong. Information regarding Metallicity and/or Mass is from the E.U. Exoplanets. The information was obtained as of 12th Feb 2017.

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Additional AF Virginis Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameAF Virginis
Alternative NamesAF Vir, HIP 70751, AF Vir
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeVariable Star
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationVirgo
Galactic Latitude59.15750728 degrees
Galactic Longitude355.47295181 degrees
Radial Velocity-20.00000 ± 8.00 km/s
Iron Abundance-1.3500 ± 9.99 Fe/H

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details


Variable Star ClassPulsating
Variable Star TypeRR Lyrae type with a
Mean Variability Period in Days0.484
Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)11.312 - 12.307

Sources and Links


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