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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:14 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:58
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16 Herculis

Above the horizon.  Rise: 13:25 | Tran: 21:04 | Set: 4:46
Alt: 11.18°   Az: 286.12°   Direction: West-North-West

16 Herculis is a giant star of spectral class K3 in the constellation of Hercules.

16 Herculis visual magnitude is 5.69. Because of its faintness, 16 Herculis is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Image of 16 Herculis star
DSS2 image of 16 Herculis. The red arrow shows the motion of 16 Herculis during the next 10000 years (-10.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -12.83 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

16h 16m 34s
+18° 44’ 54”
06h 22m 23s
22h 38m 57s

J2000

16h 15m 28s
+18° 48’ 29”

Galactic Coordinates

34.13°
42.62°

Finder Chart

Finder chart 16 Herculis star
Simplified finder chart for 16 Herculis.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

5.69
Giant

0.76
K3III
4472K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 16 Herculis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 16 Herculis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

16 Herculis is distant 316.20 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

96.99
316.20
-18 km/s
-0.064 arcsec/y
-0.077"/y

Alternative Designations

16 Herculis
SAO102040
SAO102040

Visibility from Your Location

Today's 16 Herculis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 71.3°
Max altitude: 57.3°
Azimuth: 288.7°