72 Herculis

Stellar classification



  • X -33
  • Y 25
  • Z 22
→ Sol: 47

Object type

  • Variable Star
  • Star
  • Double or multiple star
  • Infra-Red source
  • High proper-motion Star
  • UV-emission source
simbad:* w Her


72 Herculis is a main sequence dwarf star in the constellation Hercules. The Flamsteed designation for this star comes from the publication Historia Coelestis Britannica by John Flamsteed. It is the 72nd star in Flamsteed's list of stars in Hercules.

Based on its spectral classification of G0 V, it is similar in mass and luminosity to the Sun. Parallax measurements show this star to be about 47 light years from the solar system. The photosphere shows an effective temperature of 5,625 °K and a metallicity (Fe/H) equal to −0.60±0.20.

The Washington Visual Double Star Catalog for 1996 showed two visual companions of this star. The first is a visual magnitude 9.7 star located 289.1 arc seconds away. The second is only separated by 8.7 arc seconds, and is magnitude 12.9. It is unknown whether these visual companions are gravitationally-bound to 72 Her.

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