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105 Herculis

Altitude: -12.9°   Azimuth: 14.2°   Direction: North-North-East

105 Herculis is a giant star in the constellation of Hercules.

105 Herculis visual magnitude is 5.27. Because of its reltive faintness, 105 Herculis should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 105 Herculis:


105 Herculis is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -12.9°
Azimuth: 14.2°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 105 Herculis

105 Herculis is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 105 Herculis are provided in the following table:

18h 19m 10s
+24° 26’ 45”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 105 Herculis in the sky:

Finder chart 105 Herculis star
Simplified finder chart for 105 Herculis.

Visibility of 105 Herculis from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's 105 Herculis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 65.6°
Max altitude: 63.0°
Azimuth: 294.4°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 105 Herculis

The image below is a photograph of 105 Herculis from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of 105 Herculis is 0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 105 Herculis star
DSS2 image of 105 Herculis. The red arrow shows the motion of 105 Herculis during the next 100000 years (15.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 10.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 105 Herculis from the Sun and relative movement

105 Herculis is distant 1,278.43 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

392.16 pc
1,278.43 ly
-14 km/s
0.009 arcsec/year
0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 105 Herculis

105 Herculis belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 105 Herculis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 105 Herculis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 105 Herculis

105 Herculis