Observing ! Hercules.

Hercules.

In addition to the great cluster of M13, there is a wealth of targets here.
Asterism.
“Webb’s wreath” (SAO 85678) at 18h02m. +26 18′.

Open cluster.
DOD29(18h 08.8m. +31 32′.)

Globular clusters.
M13,M92 and the distant NGC 6229 (+8.7) and 100,000 light years distant.

Galaxies.
NGC 6052(+13),6106(+12.9),6181(+11.9),6207 ( although near , Its is 1600 times more distant than M13)(+11.6),6239(+12.3),6482( brightest at +11.4),6574(+12.8),6389(+14),6500(+13),6504(+13),6166(+12),6482(+11.4),6548(+11.7),6487(+11.9),6501(+12),6574(+12).NGC6555,6674,6484,6501,6574,6173,6632,6661,6155,6269,6495,6278

Planetary nebulae.
NGC 6058,6210(+8.8),IC 4593 (” The white pea”+10.7)

Binary stars.
Rasalgethi(α),400 times solar diameter, blue/green in small scopes.(SAO 102680)
γ Herculis,white giant with unrelated companion.(SAO 102107)
Zeta Herculis, yellow white with an orange companion.(SAO 65485)
κ Herculis,yellow giant with unrelated orange companion. (SAO 101951)
ρ Herculis ,pair of blue/white giants.(SAO 66001)

68 Herculis,eclipsing binary, (SAO 65913)
95 Herculis, silver and gold in small scopes (SAO 85647)
100 Herculis, identical pair of blue/white, cat’s eyes ! (SAO 85752)
Sarin (δ), close companion at x150, (SAO 84951)
30 Herculis, red giant at 16h28.6m. +41 52.8′.

Catch Hercules on a line between Arcturus and Vega.Below Hercules, you’ll see the huge constellation of Ophiuchus rising. As we move into late spring , there are plenty
targets here.
Nick.

 

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