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Sunset: 20:58
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υ Herculis (upsilon Herculis)

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Alt: 27.83°   Az: 50.04°   Direction: North-East

υ Herculis is a giant star of spectral class B9 in the constellation of Hercules.

υ Herculis visual magnitude is 4.76. Because of its moderate brightness, υ 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 υ Herculis (upsilon Herculis) star
DSS2 image of υ Herculis. The red arrow shows the motion of υ Herculis during the next 10000 years (9.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -9.67 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


16h 03m 33s
+45° 58’ 11”
17h 08m 52s
09h 12m 26s


16h 02m 47s
+46° 02’ 12”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart υ Herculis (upsilon Herculis) star
Simplified finder chart for υ Herculis (upsilon Herculis).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



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

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

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

υ Herculis is distant 375.58 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

3 km/s
0.059 arcsec/y

Alternative Designations

υ Herculis
(upsilon Herculis)

Visibility from Your Location

υ Herculis (upsilon Herculis) is circumpolar and transits at 19:51 UTC (altitude: 84.5°)