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113 Herculis - HD175492 - HIP92818

113 Herculis is a white to yellow giant star that can be located in the constellation of Hercules. HIP is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD. 113 Herculis has alternative name(s), 113 Herculis.

Location of 113 Herculis

The location of the star in the galaxy is determined by the Right Ascension (R.A.) and Declination (Dec.), these are equivalent to the Longitude and Latitude on the Earth. The Right Ascension is how far expressed in time (hh:mm:ss) the star is from celestial equator. The Declination is how up or down compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For 113 Herculis, the location is 18h 54m 44.88 and +22 d 38 ` 42.3 .

Physical Properties/View of 113 Herculis

113 Herculis has a spectral type of G4III+.... This means the star is (G) white to yellow coloured (III) giant. 113 Herculis lies at a distance of 486.09 light years away from our Sun and our planet Earth or to put it another way, 149.01 parsecs away from the Sun.

113 Herculis has an apparent magnitude of 4.57 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. 113 Herculis has an absolute magnitude of -1.30 which is the apparent magnitude of an object if it were 32.6 light years away or 10 parsecs from Earth. Magnitude, whether it be apparent/visual or absolute magnitude is measured by a number, the smaller the number, the brighter the Star is. Our own Sun is the brightest star and therefore has the lowest of all magnitudes, -26.74. A faint star will have a high number. The stars temperature has been calculated at between 5200 and 6000 based on the Class Type and lookup at Wikipedia-Stellar Classification

Source of Information

The source of the information came from Simbad, the Hipparcos data library based at the University at Strasbourg, France. Hipparcos was a E.S.A. satellite operation launched in 1989 for four years.

113 Herculis Facts


Traditional Name113 Herculis
Alternative Name(s)113 Herculis
Hipparcos Library I.D.92818
Henry Draper Designation175492
Celestial TypeStar
Absolute Magnitude-1.30
Apparent Magnitude4.57
Right Ascension (R.A.)18h 54m 44.88
Declination (Dec.)+22 d 38 ` 42.3
Distance from the Sun / Earth486.09 Light Years
Spectral TypeG4III+...
Colour (G) white to yellow
Star Type (III) giant.
Variable Star ClassConstant, non-variable
Calculated Temperature Range5,200.00 - 6,000.00


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