Celestial Atlas: Constellations
Vela ←     Virgo: The Virgin     → Volans

(possessive form Virginis, abbreviation Vir) Link for sharing this page on Facebook
Virgo is one of the 48 ancient constellations recorded by Ptolemy.

Historical Map of Virgo
From Bayer's 1603 Uranometria (rotated so east is at the top and north to the right)
(Image Credit: USNO copy of the 1661 edition of Bayer's Uranometria)
The vertical bands near center represent the Ecliptic (with degree marks) and the Zodiac

Portion of Bayer's Uranometria showing Virgo

Modern Map of Virgo
Modified version of Wikimedia Commons map by Torsten Bronger
Wikimedia Commons map of Virgo

Constellations Bordering Virgo
(to be added in the next iteration of this page)

Stars in Virgo
     Stars that have common names often have multiple names, so the common names shown (if any) cannot be considered authoritative. Right ascension and declination are given in 2000.0 coordinates.

α Vir (Spica)

β Vir

γ Vir

δ Vir

ε Vir

Objects of Interest
M49 (= NGC 4472), a giant elliptical galaxy in the Virgo Cluster.
M58 (= NGC 4579), a barred spiral galaxy.
Celestial Atlas: Constellations
Vela ←     Virgo: The Virgin     → Volans