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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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68 Herculis

Below the horizon.  Rise: 14:57 | Tran: 0:34 | Set: 10:15
Altitude: -5.4°   Azimuth: 0.4°   Direction: North

68 Herculis is a variable and double main-sequence star of spectral class B1 in the constellation of Hercules.

68 Herculis visual magnitude is 4.82. Because of its moderate brightness, 68 Herculis is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 68 Herculis

Finder chart 68 Herculis star
Simplified finder chart for 68 Herculis.

68 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 68 Herculis are provided in the following table:

17h 17m 19s
+33° 06’ 00”
Image of 68 Herculis star
DSS2 image of 68 Herculis. The red arrow shows the motion of 68 Herculis during the next 100000 years (-13.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 68 Herculis


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 68 Herculis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 68 Herculis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

68 Herculis star system properties

68 Herculis is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 68 Herculis double sysyem:

4.4 arcsec

Distance of 68 Herculis from the Sun and relative movement

68 Herculis is distant 864.72 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

265.25 pc
864.72 ly
-21 km/s
-0.008 arcsec/year
-0.003 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 68 Herculis

68 Herculis

Visibility of 68 Herculis from your location

Today's 68 Herculis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 56.9°
Max altitude: 71.6°
Azimuth: 303.1°