Hercules (constellation)

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Hercules
Hercules
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List of stars in Hercules
Abbreviation: Her
Genitive: Herculis
Symbology: the Hero
Right ascension: 17 h h
Declination: +30°
Area: 1225 sq. deg. (5th)
Main stars: 14, 22
Bayer/Flamsteed stars: 106
Stars known to have planets: 12
Bright stars: 2
Nearby stars: 9
Brightest star: β Her (2.78m)
Nearest star: Gliese 661 (20.62 ly)
Messier objects: 2
Meteor showers: Tau Herculids
Bordering constellations: Draco (constellation)

Boötes
Corona Borealis
Serpens Caput
Ophiuchus
Aquila (constellation)
Sagitta (constellation)
Vulpecula
Lyra (constellation)

Visible at latitudes between +90° and −50°
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of July

Hercules is a constellation in the northern part of the sky. It represents the mythological Hercules of Greek mythology. It was one of the 48 first constellations listed by Ptolemy and is now one of the 88 modern constellations.