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29 Herculis

Altitude: -11.3°   Azimuth: 54.8°   Direction: North-East

29 Herculis is a variable giant star in the constellation of Hercules.

29 Herculis visual magnitude is 4.84. Because of its moderate brightness, 29 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 29 Herculis:


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

Altitude: -11.3°
Azimuth: 54.8°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 29 Herculis

29 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 29 Herculis are provided in the following table:

16h 32m 36s
+11° 29’ 17”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 29 Herculis in the sky:

Finder chart 29 Herculis star
Simplified finder chart for 29 Herculis.

Visibility of 29 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 29 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: 78.5°
Max altitude: 50.0°
Azimuth: 281.5°
29 Herculis is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 29 Herculis

The image below is a photograph of 29 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 29 Herculis is -0.18 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.078 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 29 Herculis star
DSS2 image of 29 Herculis. The red arrow shows the motion of 29 Herculis during the next 1000 years (-3.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.30 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 29 Herculis from the Sun and relative movement

29 Herculis is distant 316.81 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

97.18 pc
316.81 ly
3 km/s
-0.18 arcsec/year
-0.078 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 29 Herculis

29 Herculis belongs to spectral class K7 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 29 Herculis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 29 Herculis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 29 Herculis

29 Herculis