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|Abbreviation||Her genitive = Herculis|
|Area||1225 sq. deg. (5th)|
|Main stars||14, 22|
|Stars with planets||15|
|Stars brighter than 3.00m||2|
|Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)||9|
|Brightest star||β Her (Kornephoros) (2.78m)|
|Meteor showers||Tau Herculids|
|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.