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Constellation: Cerberus from Uranographia by Hevelius, 1690.

The constellation Hercules adorns the eastern sky on May evenings.

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Find a Constellation DONE! Robbie found the Big Dipper completely unprompted!


Ophiuchus ⛎ "serpent-bearer" located between Aquila, Serpens and Hercules, northwest of the center of the Milky Way, the interposition of his body divides the snake constellation Serpens into two parts, Serpens Caput and Serpens Cauda, which are nonetheless counted as one constellation. In medieval Islamic astronomy (Azophi's Uranometry, 10th century), the constellation was known as Al-Ḥawwaʾ "the snake-charmer" It was formerly referred to as the 13th Zodiac Sign, Serpentarius (Nov 30 – Dec…


Galaxy Hercules A in the constellation Hercules emits plasma jets nearly one million lightyears long  Image credit: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope


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La constellation d'Hercules photographiée depuis le département de La Creuse, en…

Planetary Nebula NGC 6210 - Distance: 6500 light years - Constellation: Hercules - Credit: NASA/ESA