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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
wb_twilight   (Nautical Twilight)   What's Visible Now?

8 Herculis

Above the horizon.  Rise: 15:49 | Tran: 23:18 | Set: 6:51
Altitude: 37.4°   Azimuth: 248.7°   Direction: West-South-West

8 Herculis is a variable hypergiant star of spectral class A0 in the constellation of Hercules.

8 Herculis visual magnitude is 6.14. Because of its faintness, 8 Herculis is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 8 Herculis

Finder chart 8 Herculis star
Simplified finder chart for 8 Herculis.

8 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 8 Herculis are provided in the following table:

16h 08m 46s
+17° 12’ 20”
Image of 8 Herculis star
DSS2 image of 8 Herculis. The red arrow shows the motion of 8 Herculis during the next 10000 years (-3.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 8 Herculis


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 8 Herculis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 8 Herculis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of 8 Herculis from the Sun and relative movement

8 Herculis is distant 367.12 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.

112.61 pc
367.12 ly
-17 km/s
-0.021 arcsec/year
-0.026 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 8 Herculis


Visibility of 8 Herculis from your location

Today's 8 Herculis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 72.8°
Max altitude: 55.7°
Azimuth: 287.2°