Derby and District Astronomical Society

Hercules

The Strongman

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The Keystone asterism of Hercules occupies the lower right corner of this picture taken by Simon Allcock on the 28th October 2009. The picture also captures the trail of a satellite passing through Cygnus. The image also shows the Summer Triangle comprised of the stars Deneb in Cygnus (top), Altair in Aquila (lower left) and Vega in Lyra (mid right). The small and diminutive constellation of Delphinus is towards the middle left edge of the image (above Altair). A second version of the image with these constellations outlined in red is also provided below this image.




Chris Newsome took the following picture showing most of Hercules as well as Corona Borealis and Bootes on the 12th August 2005 from the Society's Flamsteed Observatory. He used a Minolta digital camera.



Chris Newsome took the following picture showing most of Hercules and Bootes as well as Corona Borealis on the 17th July 2004 from the Society's Flamsteed Observatory. He used a Minolta digital camera.


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