60 Herculis is a double sub-giant star in the constellation of Hercules.
60 Herculis visual magnitude is 4.91. Because of its moderate brightness, 60 Herculis should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about 60 Herculis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 60 Herculis
60 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 60 Herculis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 60 Herculis in the sky:
Visibility of 60 Herculis from your location
Today's 60 Herculis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of 60 Herculis
The image below is a photograph of 60 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 60 Herculis is 0.051 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 60 Herculis from the Sun and relative movement
60 Herculis is distant 143.74 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 60 Herculis
60 Herculis belongs to spectral class A4 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 60 Herculis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
60 Herculis star system properties
60 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 60 Herculis double sysyem: