The Deep Photographic Guide to the
The constellation of the month
Unmark the Deep Sky Objects
Latin: Hercules (Her)
In mid of june Hercules culminates at about 23 h (11 pm) local time.
For observers on the 10th to the 50th geographic latitude north
it reaches the zenit, the point just above you.
Its appearence is quite faint, but the
central trapeze is not so hard to find.
In Hercules is the brightest
Globular Star Cluster of the northern
hemisphere: M 13. With a visual magnitude of 5.7 it can be seen already
by naked eye as a faint object. A small amateurs telescope already offers
the dense stellar nature of M 13.
The brightest star Alpha Herculis (3.1 mag) is out of our field
of view just below the left image corner.
| English:|| Kneeling Man
|| Spanish:|| Hércules
| German:|| Herkules
|| French:|| Hercule
© all photographs taken by
Till Credner and