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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:36  ☀️ Transit: 13:02  🌅 Sunset: 19:29

96 Herculis

96 Herculis is a variable sub-giant star in the constellation of Hercules.

96 Herculis visual magnitude is 5.28. Because of its reltive faintness, 96 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 96 Herculis:

96 Herculis is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 96 Herculis

96 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 96 Herculis are provided in the following table:

18h 02m 23s
+20° 50’ 00”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 96 Herculis in the sky:

Finder chart 96 Herculis star
Simplified finder chart for 96 Herculis.

Visibility of 96 Herculis from your location

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

Today's 96 Herculis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 69.2°
Max altitude: 59.4°
Azimuth: 290.8°
96 Herculis is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 96 Herculis

The image below is a photograph of 96 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 96 Herculis is 0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 96 Herculis star
DSS2 image of 96 Herculis. The red arrow shows the motion of 96 Herculis during the next 10000 years (0.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 96 Herculis from the Sun and relative movement

96 Herculis is distant 1,028.39 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

315.46 pc
1,028.39 ly
-15 km/s
0.005 arcsec/year
-0.01 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 96 Herculis

96 Herculis belongs to spectral class B3 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 96 Herculis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 96 Herculis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 96 Herculis

96 Herculis