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95 Herculis

95 Herculis is a variable and double giant star in the constellation of Hercules.

95 Herculis visual magnitude is 4.96. Because of its moderate brightness, 95 Herculis should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 95 Herculis:

4.96
Giant
95 Herculis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 58°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 95 Herculis

95 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 95 Herculis are provided in the following table:

18h 01m 30s
+21° 35’ 44”
47.5°
20.29°
Hercules

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 95 Herculis in the sky:

Finder chart 95 Herculis star
Simplified finder chart for 95 Herculis.

Visibility of 95 Herculis from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's 95 Herculis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 68.4°
Max altitude: 60.1°
Azimuth: 291.6°
95 Herculis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 95 Herculis

The image below is a photograph of 95 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 95 Herculis is 0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.035 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 95 Herculis star
DSS2 image of 95 Herculis. The red arrow shows the motion of 95 Herculis during the next 10000 years (2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.83 arcmin in declination);

Spectral properties of 95 Herculis

95 Herculis belongs to spectral class A5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

A5III
8839K

95 Herculis star system properties

95 Herculis is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 95 Herculis double sysyem:

4.96
5.06
0.1
6.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of 95 Herculis

95 Herculis
SAO85648
SAO85648