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63 Herculis

Altitude: 62.7°   Azimuth: 186.0°   Direction: South

63 Herculis is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Hercules.

63 Herculis visual magnitude is 6.19. Because of its reltive faintness, 63 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 63 Herculis:


63 Herculis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 62.7°
Azimuth: 186.0°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 63 Herculis

63 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 63 Herculis are provided in the following table:

17h 11m 03s
+24° 14’ 16”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 63 Herculis in the sky:

Finder chart 63 Herculis star
Simplified finder chart for 63 Herculis.

Visibility of 63 Herculis from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's 63 Herculis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 65.8°
Max altitude: 62.8°
Azimuth: 294.2°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 63 Herculis

The image below is a photograph of 63 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 63 Herculis is -0.011 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.033 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 63 Herculis star
DSS2 image of 63 Herculis. The red arrow shows the motion of 63 Herculis during the next 10000 years (-1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 63 Herculis from the Sun and relative movement

63 Herculis is distant 285.71 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

87.64 pc
285.71 ly
-2 km/s
-0.011 arcsec/year
0.033 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 63 Herculis

63 Herculis belongs to spectral class A8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 63 Herculis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 63 Herculis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 63 Herculis

63 Herculis