|Visible in Latitudes:||90° thru -50°|
|Best Seen In:||July, 9:00 pm|
|Transit Date:||June 10|
|Right Ascension:||17.33 hours|
|Area:||1225.148 sq. degrees|
Hercules, the son of Zeus called Heracles in mythology, is one of the oldest constellations. However, he was not known to the first Greek astronomers by either name, but rather as the Kneeling One. Heracles, in mythology, is best known for his twelve labors, which are thought to represent the Sun's passing through the twelve constellations of the zodiac.
|Rasalgethi||Alpha 1 Her|