83 Herculis is a double giant star in the constellation of Hercules.
83 Herculis visual magnitude is 5.52. Because of its reltive faintness, 83 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 83 Herculis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 83 Herculis in the sky:
Visibility of 83 Herculis from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's 83 Herculis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of 83 Herculis
The image below is a photograph of 83 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 83 Herculis is -0.055 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.105 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
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.
Spectral properties of 83 Herculis
83 Herculis belongs to spectral class K4 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.
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: