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Hercules Constellation
Constellation Hercules the Hercules Star Map

Hercules, the Hercules (Her)  


The constellation of Hercules, the Hercules, is best viewed in Summer during the month of July. It's brightest star is Kornephorus at magnitude 2.78. The boundary of the Hercules constellation contains 23 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. HER-q-leez
      1. Meaning:
      2. Hercules
      1. Genitive:
      2. Herculis
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Her
      1. Asterism:
      2. Keystone
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Hercules
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Northern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. NQ3
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. July
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 17h 26m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. 31° 14'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Kornephorus  (2.78)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 23

    Double Stars in hercules

    These are the brightest and easiest-to-find double, triple, and quadruple star systems in the constellation hercules.

        1. Star system
        2. Magnitudes
        3. Type
        1. Kappa herculis
        2. 5.1, 6.2
        3. double
        1. Alpha herculis
        2. 3.5, 5.4
        3. double
        1. Delta herculis
        2. 3.1, 8.3
        3. double
        1. Rho herculis
        2. 4.5, 5.4
        3. double
        1. 95 herculis
        2. 4.9, 5.2
        3. double

      Star Clusters in Hercules

      The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find star clusters in the constellation Hercules :

          1. Star cluster
          2. Catalog #
          3. Cluster type

        Nebulae in Hercules

        The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find nebulae in the constellation Hercules:

            1. Nebula name
            2. Catalog #
            3. Nebula type

          Galaxies in Hercules

          The most notable, famous, and easy-to-find galaxies in the constellation Hercules:

              1. Galaxy name
              2. Catalog #
              3. Galaxy type

            Neutron Stars in Hercules

            These are the most well-known neutron stars in the constellation Hercules. Although neutron stars cannot be seen in any amateur telescope, they are at the center of many supernova remnant nebulae, which can be seen.

                1. Neutron star
                2. Type

              Exoplanets in Hercules

              These are the most notable named exoplanet systems known in the constellation Hercules. Bear in mind that we will likely discover billions of exoplanets in the years to come.

                  1. Host star name
                  2. Exoplanet name

                * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

                ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed (and not at all in the opposite).