Vindemiatrix

Epsilon Virginis

Vindemiatrix

Distance (Light Years) 102.2 ± 2.8
Apparent Magnitude 2.85
Color (B-V)0.94

Names For This Star

Other names for this star are Vindemiator or Vendemiatrix, Provindemiator, Protrigetrix, Protrygetor. These names are from Latin with the latter names deriving from Greek. The meaning of each of these names is "The Grape-gatherer,", since the rising of this star in the morning signaled the time of the grape harvest.

Other names applied to this star are Almuredin or Alaraph derived from Arabic. See Allen. According to the The Bright Star Catalog, the name Alaraph has also been applied to Beta Virginis and to Spica.

Description of the Star

Vindemiatrix is a yellow G8IIIab giant star having a luminosity about 60 times that of the sun.

Other Designations For This Star


Flamsteed

47 Virginis

Hipparcos Identifier (HIP Number)

63608

Harvard Revised (HR Number)

4932

Henry Draper Catalog (HD Number)

113226

Bonner Durchmusterung (BD Number)

BD+11 2529
Smithsonian Astrophysical
Observatory compendium (SAO Number)
100384

Fundamental Katalog (FK5 Number)

488
 

 


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