45 Herculis is a variable and double star in the constellation of Hercules.
45 Herculis visual magnitude is 5.24. Because of its reltive faintness, 45 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 45 Herculis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 45 Herculis
45 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 45 Herculis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 45 Herculis in the sky:
Visibility of 45 Herculis from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 45 Herculis
The image below is a photograph of 45 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 45 Herculis is -0.016 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.041 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 45 Herculis from the Sun and relative movement
45 Herculis is distant 459.80 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 45 Herculis
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 45 Herculis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
45 Herculis star system properties
45 Herculis is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 45 Herculis double sysyem: