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

Below the horizon.  Rise: 12:21 | Tran: 21:41 | Set: 7:05
Alt: -4.46°   Az: 19.38°   Direction: North-North-East

53 Herculis is a double hypergiant star of spectral class F0 in the constellation of Hercules.

53 Herculis visual magnitude is 5.32. Because of its faintness, 53 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 53 Herculis star
DSS2 image of 53 Herculis. The red arrow shows the motion of 53 Herculis during the next 1000 years (-1.52 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.28 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

16h 53m 54s
+31° 39’ 45”
13h 31m 28s
06h 25m 22s

J2000

16h 52m 58s
+31° 42’ 06”

Galactic Coordinates

53.39°
37.87°

Finder Chart

Finder chart 53 Herculis star
Simplified finder chart for 53 Herculis.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

5.32
Hypergiant

2.93
F0V
7526K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 53 Herculis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 53 Herculis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Star System Properties

53 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 53 Herculis double sysyem:

5.32
12.02
6.7
70.9 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

53 Herculis is distant 97.90 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

30.03
97.90
-22 km/s
-0.091 arcsec/y
-0.017"/y

Alternative Designations

53 Herculis
SAO65627
SAO65627

Visibility from Your Location

Today's 53 Herculis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 58.3°
Max altitude: 70.2°
Azimuth: 301.7°