54 Herculis is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Hercules.
54 Herculis visual magnitude is 5.35. Because of its reltive faintness, 54 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 54 Herculis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 54 Herculis
54 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 54 Herculis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 54 Herculis in the sky:
Visibility of 54 Herculis from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 54 Herculis
The image below is a photograph of 54 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 54 Herculis is -0.11 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.014 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 54 Herculis from the Sun and relative movement
54 Herculis is distant 354.73 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 54 Herculis
54 Herculis belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 54 Herculis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
54 Herculis star system properties
54 Herculis is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 54 Herculis double sysyem: