59 Herculis is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Hercules.
59 Herculis visual magnitude is 5.25. Because of its reltive faintness, 59 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 59 Herculis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 59 Herculis
59 Herculis is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 59 Herculis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 59 Herculis in the sky:
Visibility of 59 Herculis from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's 59 Herculis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of 59 Herculis
The image below is a photograph of 59 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 59 Herculis is 0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 59 Herculis from the Sun and relative movement
59 Herculis is distant 295.02 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 59 Herculis
59 Herculis belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 59 Herculis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.