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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  (2.78m)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 23

    * 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).