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

Above the horizon.  Rise: 16:45 | Tran: 1:07 | Set: 9:24
Altitude: 31.8°   Azimuth: 270.4°   Direction: West

83 Herculis is a double giant star of spectral class K4 in the constellation of Hercules.

83 Herculis visual magnitude is 5.52. Because of its faintness, 83 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 83 Herculis

Finder chart 83 Herculis star
Simplified finder chart for 83 Herculis.

83 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 83 Herculis are provided in the following table:

17h 42m 28s
+24° 33’ 51”
Image of 83 Herculis star
DSS2 image of 83 Herculis. The red arrow shows the motion of 83 Herculis during the next 1000 years (-0.92 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.75 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 83 Herculis


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 83 Herculis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 83 Herculis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

83 Herculis star system properties

83 Herculis is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 83 Herculis double sysyem:

159.6 arcsec

Distance of 83 Herculis from the Sun and relative movement

83 Herculis is distant 365.47 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.

112.11 pc
365.47 ly
-27 km/s
-0.055 arcsec/year
-0.105 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 83 Herculis

83 Herculis

Visibility of 83 Herculis from your location

Today's 83 Herculis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 65.4°
Max altitude: 63.1°
Azimuth: 294.6°