Marsic - κ Herculis (kappa Herculis)
Marsic, also designated as κ Herculis (kappa Herculis), is a variable and multiple giant star in the constellation of Hercules.
Marsic visual magnitude is 5. Because of its moderate brightness, Marsic 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 Marsic:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Marsic
Marsic 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 Marsic are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Marsic in the sky:
Visibility of Marsic from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of Marsic
The image below is a photograph of Marsic 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 Marsic is -0.032 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Marsic from the Sun and relative movement
Marsic is distant 388.10 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Marsic
Marsic belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Marsic is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
Marsic star system properties
Marsic is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the Marsic double sysyem: