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

Below the horizon.  Rise: 11:42 | Tran: 21:52 | Set: 8:05
Alt: -3.13°   Az: 0.94°   Direction: North

61 Herculis is a variable giant star of spectral class M4 in the constellation of Hercules.

61 Herculis visual magnitude is 6.69. Because of its faintness, 61 Herculis is not visible to the naked eye.

Image of 61 Herculis star
DSS2 image of 61 Herculis. The red arrow shows the motion of 61 Herculis during the next 10000 years (5.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.83 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

17h 04m 23s
+35° 22’ 51”
12h 04m 36s
05h 08m 59s

J2000

17h 03m 30s
+35° 24’ 51”

Galactic Coordinates

58.48°
36.4°

Finder Chart

Finder chart 61 Herculis star
Simplified finder chart for 61 Herculis.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

6.69
Giant

0.05
M4III
10125K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 61 Herculis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 61 Herculis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

61 Herculis is distant 693.62 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

212.77
693.62
-12 km/s
0.033 arcsec/y
-0.035"/y

Alternative Designations

61 Herculis
SAO65761
SAO65761

Visibility from Your Location

Today's 61 Herculis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 54.6°
Max altitude: 73.9°
Azimuth: 305.4°