Hercules is seen in context with Lyra, as well as with parts of Ophiuchus, Draco, even Aquila and Corona Borealis. The main body of Hercules (seen as rising) lies just above and to the left of center, while Lyra, with bright Vega is down near the lower center edge. The northern end of Ophiuchus is toward the upper right, the head of Draco to the lower left. The two stars close togethr to the upper right are Rasalgethi (Alpha Herculis) and Rasalhague (Alpha Ophiuchi). Zeta Aquilae is down near the lower right hand corner, while Epsilon and Iota Coronae Borealis are just to the left of top center.

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By Jim Kaler. Return to STARS.