61 Virginis

Stellar classification



  • X 15
  • Y 19
  • Z 14
→ Sol: 28

Object type

  • High proper-motion Star
  • Star
  • Double or multiple star
  • Infra-Red source
  • Rotationally variable Star
  • UV-emission source
simbad:* 61 Vir


61 Virginis (abbreviated 61 Vir) is the Flamsteed designation of a G-type main-sequence star (G7V) slightly less massive than the Sun (which is G2V), located about 27.9 light-years away in the constellation of Virgo. The composition of this star is nearly identical to the Sun.

61 Virginis (G7V) is the first well-established main-sequence star very similar to the Sun with a potential Super-Earth, though it was preceded by COROT-7 (a borderline orange dwarf).

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