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Sarin - δ Herculis (delta Herculis)

Sarin, also designated as δ Herculis (delta Herculis), is a variable and multiple sub-giant star in the constellation of Hercules.

Sarin visual magnitude is 3.14. Because of its moderate brightness, Sarin 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 Sarin:

3.14
Sub-giant
Sarin - δ Herculis (delta Herculis) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 34°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Sarin

Sarin 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 Sarin are provided in the following table:

17h 15m 01s
+24° 50’ 21”
46.83°
31.42°
Hercules

The simplified sky map below shows the position of Sarin in the sky:

Finder chart Sarin - δ Herculis (delta Herculis) star
Simplified finder chart for Sarin - δ Herculis (delta Herculis).

Visibility of Sarin from your location

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

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

Azimuth: 65.2°
Max altitude: 63.4°
Azimuth: 294.8°
Sarin - δ Herculis (delta Herculis) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of Sarin

The image below is a photograph of Sarin 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 Sarin is -0.021 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.157 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of Sarin - δ Herculis (delta Herculis) star
DSS2 image of Sarin. The red arrow shows the motion of Sarin during the next 1000 years (-0.35 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.62 arcmin in declination);

Distance of Sarin from the Sun and relative movement

Sarin is distant 78.46 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 40 kilometers per second.

24.07 pc
78.46 ly
-40 km/s
-0.021 arcsec/year
-0.157 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of Sarin

Sarin belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.

1.23
A3IV
9226K

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

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

Sarin star system properties

Sarin is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the Sarin double sysyem:

3.14
8.74
5.6
8.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of Sarin

Sarin
δ Herculis
(delta Herculis)
65 Herculis
SAO84951
SAO84951
NN 3995 A