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113 Herculis

Altitude: 38.5°   Azimuth: 258.0°   Direction: West-South-West

113 Herculis is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Hercules.

113 Herculis visual magnitude is 4.59. Because of its moderate brightness, 113 Herculis should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 113 Herculis:


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

Altitude: 38.5°
Azimuth: 258.0°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 113 Herculis

113 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 113 Herculis are provided in the following table:

18h 54m 44s
+22° 38’ 41”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 113 Herculis in the sky:

Finder chart 113 Herculis star
Simplified finder chart for 113 Herculis.

Visibility of 113 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 113 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: 67.4°
Max altitude: 61.2°
Azimuth: 292.6°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 113 Herculis

The image below is a photograph of 113 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 113 Herculis is 0 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 113 Herculis star
DSS2 image of 113 Herculis. The red arrow shows the motion of 113 Herculis during the next 100000 years (0.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 113 Herculis from the Sun and relative movement

113 Herculis is distant 485.84 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.

149.03 pc
485.84 ly
-24 km/s
0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 113 Herculis

113 Herculis belongs to spectral class G4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 113 Herculis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 113 Herculis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

113 Herculis star system properties

113 Herculis is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 113 Herculis double sysyem:

35.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of 113 Herculis

113 Herculis