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Hercules (Hercules)

Month Best Visible

July

Hemisphere Visible

Northern and Southern


Eleven stars in Hercules are known to be orbited by extrasolar planets. HD 149026 has a transiting hot Jupiter planet and is one of the most prominent and studied.

In Greek Mythology, Hercules prayed for Zeus' help in winning a battle between two giants, Hercules won the battle and was shown in the night sky as kneeling from his prayer.


Neighbouring Constellations

Lyra (Lyre)

Ophiuchus (Ophiuchus)

Serpens (Serpent)

Aquila (Eagle)

Bo├Âtes (Herdsman)

Corona Borealis (Northern Crown)

Draco (Dragon)

Picture of Hercules