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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:01 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:06
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87 Herculis

Above the horizon.  Rise: 14:43 | Tran: 23:08 | Set: 7:38
Alt: 6.02°   Az: 304.44°   Direction: North-West

87 Herculis is a giant star of spectral class K2 in the constellation of Hercules.

87 Herculis visual magnitude is 5.12. Because of its faintness, 87 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.

87 Herculis is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

Image of 87 Herculis star
DSS2 image of 87 Herculis. The red arrow shows the motion of 87 Herculis during the next 10000 years (-0.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.50 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


17h 49m 48s
+25° 36’ 59”
07h 38m 14s
01h 28m 03s


17h 48m 49s
+25° 37’ 22”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart 87 Herculis star
Simplified finder chart for 87 Herculis.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where 87 Herculis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 87 Herculis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

87 Herculis is distant 204.52 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

62.74 pc
204.52 ly
-26 km/s
-0.003 arcsec/y
-0.039 "/y

Alternative Designations

87 Herculis

Visibility from Your Location

Today's 87 Herculis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 64.4°
Max altitude: 64.1°
Azimuth: 295.6°