Hercules the Hero Constellation

constellations Apr 25, 2021

Hercules is a large seasonal constellation that takes up a good deal of real estate in the sky. Learn tricks on how to find this constellation and some of the cool celestial objects you will see in this pattern.

The key to finding this constellation is knowing where Lyra and Corona Borealis are in the sky. These two small constellations stand out because of their distinctive patterns. Even though Hercules is faint, so I recommend seeking out dark skies when trying to find this constellation.

Keep on the lookout for two globular clusters in this star pattern: Messier 13 and Messier 92. They can be seen with the unaided eye, however, I encourage you to use magnification to help you appreciate their spherical structure.