43 Herculis is a variable and multiple giant star in the constellation of Hercules.
43 Herculis visual magnitude is 5.15. Because of its reltive faintness, 43 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 43 Herculis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 43 Herculis
43 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 43 Herculis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 43 Herculis in the sky:
Visibility of 43 Herculis from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 43 Herculis
The image below is a photograph of 43 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 43 Herculis is 0 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.015 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 43 Herculis from the Sun and relative movement
43 Herculis is distant 350.54 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 43 Herculis
43 Herculis belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 43 Herculis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
43 Herculis star system properties
43 Herculis is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 43 Herculis double sysyem: