88 Herculis is a variable star in the constellation of Hercules.
88 Herculis visual magnitude is 6.68. Because of its reltive faintness, 88 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 88 Herculis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 88 Herculis
88 Herculis is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 88 Herculis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 88 Herculis in the sky:
Visibility of 88 Herculis from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
88 Herculis is circumpolar and transits at 05:28 UTC (altitude: 86.9°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of 88 Herculis
The image below is a photograph of 88 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 88 Herculis is 0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 88 Herculis from the Sun and relative movement
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.
Spectral properties of 88 Herculis
88 Herculis belongs to spectral class B 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.