Hercules rises on its side, the constellation framed by
a string of three stars that run from left to right just
above center together with three more below. The 4-star "Keystone"
is to the left. From the upper left-hand corner clockwise, its stars are
Eta, Zeta, Epsilon, and Pi. The famed globular cluster
Messier 13 glows
just to the right of Eta.
Rasalgethi (Alpha), "the Kneeler's Head," is the reddish star near the
lower right-hand corner. Kornephoros (Beta), the brightest star
in the constellation, is just above right center, while Gamma
is just up and to the right of Kornophoros. Delta is down and to
the right of center, while
Rho is just down and to the left of Pi.
Mu is at bottom center, with Masym (Lambda) between it and Delta. 30 Her is
the fainter of the two stars up and to the left of M 13. Tau is
near the upper left corner, while Phi is up and to the right of it, at the picture's edge.
Below Mu in eastern Hercules you can find
the odd star 89 Herculis and the binary 95 Herculis. Marsic (Kappa)
is the brighter of the close pair up and to the right of Gamma,
near the upper right corner; the fainter is 8 Her. 68 Her is the upper of the
two stars to the right of Rho.
Iota, Chi, 2, and X Her are off the picture to the upper left,
in northwestern Hercules, closer to the classic figure of
Draco. Omega Her, in southern Hercules, is off the picture to the right,
where it appears among the stars of
Ophiuchus and Serpens. Eastern Coronae
Borealis lies toward the top of the picture.