Maasym - λ Herculis (lambda Herculis)
Maasym, also designated as λ Herculis (lambda Herculis), is a variable giant star in the constellation of Hercules.
Maasym visual magnitude is 4.41. Because of its moderate brightness, Maasym 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 Maasym:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Maasym
Maasym 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 Maasym are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Maasym in the sky:
Visibility of Maasym from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of Maasym
The image below is a photograph of Maasym 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 Maasym is 0.02 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.018 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Maasym from the Sun and relative movement
Maasym is distant 367.12 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Maasym
Maasym belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Maasym is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.