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112 Herculis

Altitude: 2.3°   Azimuth: 57.5°   Direction: East-North-East

112 Herculis is a bright giant star in the constellation of Hercules.

112 Herculis visual magnitude is 5.48. Because of its reltive faintness, 112 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 112 Herculis:

Bright giant

112 Herculis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 2.3°
Azimuth: 57.5°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 112 Herculis

112 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 112 Herculis are provided in the following table:

18h 52m 16s
+21° 25’ 31”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 112 Herculis in the sky:

Finder chart 112 Herculis star
Simplified finder chart for 112 Herculis.

Visibility of 112 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 112 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: 68.6°
Max altitude: 59.9°
Azimuth: 291.4°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 112 Herculis

The image below is a photograph of 112 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 112 Herculis is -0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 112 Herculis star
DSS2 image of 112 Herculis. The red arrow shows the motion of 112 Herculis during the next 100000 years (-10.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -13.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 112 Herculis from the Sun and relative movement

112 Herculis is distant 459.15 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.

140.85 pc
459.15 ly
-20 km/s
-0.006 arcsec/year
-0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 112 Herculis

112 Herculis belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star. 112 Herculis is also a Hg chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 112 Herculis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 112 Herculis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 112 Herculis

112 Herculis