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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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ν Herculis (nu Herculis)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 13:38 | Tran: 22:43 | Set: 7:51
Alt: -7.67°   Az: 349.67°   Direction: North

ν Herculis is a variable bright giant star of spectral class F2 in the constellation of Hercules.

ν Herculis visual magnitude is 4.41. Because of its moderate brightness, ν Herculis is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Image of ν Herculis (nu Herculis) star
DSS2 image of ν Herculis. The red arrow shows the motion of ν Herculis during the next 100000 years (0.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 11.67 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


17h 59m 26s
+30° 11’ 19”
11h 12m 33s
05h 12m 00s


17h 58m 30s
+30° 11’ 21”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart ν Herculis (nu Herculis) star
Simplified finder chart for ν Herculis (nu Herculis).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

Bright giant


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

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

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

ν Herculis is distant 795.12 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

-22 km/s

Alternative Designations

ν Herculis
(nu Herculis)
94 Herculis

Visibility from Your Location

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

Azimuth: 59.8°
Max altitude: 68.7°
Azimuth: 300.2°