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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:57 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:10
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59 Herculis

Above the horizon.  Rise: 12:53 | Tran: 22:36 | Set: 8:23
Altitude: 70.1°   Azimuth: 149.8°   Direction: South-South-East

59 Herculis is a sub-giant star of spectral class A3 in the constellation of Hercules.

59 Herculis visual magnitude is 5.25. Because of its faintness, 59 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.

59 Herculis is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

Image of 59 Herculis star
DSS2 image of 59 Herculis. The red arrow shows the motion of 59 Herculis during the next 100000 years (5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.33 arcmin in declination);

Apparent Coordinates

17h 02m 30s
+33° 32’ 03”

J2000 Coordinates

17h 01m 36s
+33° 34’ 05”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart 59 Herculis star
Simplified finder chart for 59 Herculis.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where 59 Herculis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 59 Herculis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

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.

90.50 pc
295.02 ly
-12 km/s
0.003 arcsec/y
0.002 "/y

Alternative Designations

59 Herculis

Visibility from Your Location

Today's 59 Herculis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 56.4°
Max altitude: 72.1°
Azimuth: 303.6°