68 Herculis is a variable and double main-sequence star in the constellation of Hercules.
68 Herculis visual magnitude is 4.82. Because of its moderate brightness, 68 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 68 Herculis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 68 Herculis in the sky:
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):
Digitized Sky Survey image of 68 Herculis
The image below is a photograph of 68 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 68 Herculis is -0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
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.
Spectral properties of 68 Herculis
68 Herculis belongs to spectral class B1 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.
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: