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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:58 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:09
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97 Herculis

Above the horizon.  Rise: 15:27 | Tran: 23:33 | Set: 7:42
Altitude: 27.5°   Azimuth: 272.9°   Direction: West

97 Herculis is a main-sequence star of spectral class B3 in the constellation of Hercules.

97 Herculis visual magnitude is 6.21. Because of its faintness, 97 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.

97 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.

Image of 97 Herculis star
DSS2 image of 97 Herculis. The red arrow shows the motion of 97 Herculis during the next 100000 years (-6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -13.33 arcmin in declination);

Apparent Coordinates

18h 03m 31s
+22° 55’ 29”

J2000 Coordinates

18h 02m 30s
+22° 55’ 23”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart 97 Herculis star
Simplified finder chart for 97 Herculis.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where 97 Herculis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 97 Herculis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

97 Herculis is distant 674.95 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 36 kilometers per second.

207.04 pc
674.95 ly
-36 km/s
-0.004 arcsec/y
-0.008 "/y

Alternative Designations

97 Herculis

Visibility from Your Location

Today's 97 Herculis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 67.1°
Max altitude: 61.4°
Azimuth: 292.9°