We use cookies to deliver essential features and to measure their performance. Learn more.
We're free & ads-free thanks to your support
public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:58 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:09
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?
All Constellations » Hercules » 

88 Herculis

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 60.2°   Azimuth: 77.1°   Direction: East-North-East

88 Herculis is a variable star of spectral class B in the constellation of Hercules.

88 Herculis visual magnitude is 6.68. Because of its faintness, 88 Herculis is not visible to the naked eye.

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

Image of 88 Herculis star
DSS2 image of 88 Herculis. The red arrow shows the motion of 88 Herculis during the next 10000 years (0.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.00 arcmin in declination);

Apparent Coordinates

17h 50m 41s
+48° 23’ 18”
20h 51m 48s

J2000 Coordinates

17h 50m 03s
+48° 23’ 39”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart 88 Herculis star
Simplified finder chart for 88 Herculis.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

88 Herculis is also a Sh chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 88 Herculis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 88 Herculis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

88 Herculis is distant 1,198.53 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

367.65 pc
1,198.53 ly
-12 km/s
0.004 arcsec/y
0.012 "/y

Alternative Designations

88 Herculis

Visibility from Your Location

88 Herculis is circumpolar and transits at 22:20 UTC (altitude: 86.9°)