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BepiColombo live position and data

This page shows BepiColombo location and other relevant astronomical data in real time. The celestial coordinates, magnitude, distances and speed are updated in real time and are computed using high quality data sets provided by the JPL Horizons ephemeris service (see acknowledgements for details). The sky map shown below represents a rectangular portion of the sky 60x40 arcminutes wide. By comparison the diameter of the full Moon is about 30 arcmins, so the full horizontal extent of the map is approximately 2 full Moons wide. Depending on the device you are using, the map can be dragged horizondally or vertically using the mouse or touchscreen. The deep sky image in the background is provided by the Digitized Sky Survey (acknowledgements).

Current close conjunctions

List of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) close to BepiColombo (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 209178.208404h 29m 00s+21° 55’ 20”
StarHIP 207895.529804h 27m 17s+22° 59’ 46”
StarHIP 210946.88204h 31m 13s+23° 20’ 46”
StarHIP 213998.072204h 35m 36s+22° 01’ 14”
StarHIP 211207.492204h 31m 35s+22° 50’ 42”
StarHIP 214595.99804h 36m 29s+23° 20’ 27”
StarHIP 216377.45304h 38m 51s+23° 09’ 00”
StarHIP 213416.73104h 34m 45s+22° 41’ 32”
StarHIP 208598.653604h 28m 12s+22° 19’ 58”
StarHIP 213808.82804h 35m 17s+23° 02’ 43”
StarHIP 211587.02404h 32m 07s+21° 37’ 56”
StarHIP 214367.53504h 36m 13s+21° 32’ 11”
StarHIP 216778.58304h 39m 13s+22° 39’ 08”
StarHIP 214428.1204h 36m 17s+21° 41’ 21”
StarHIP 210137.159804h 30m 22s+23° 35’ 19”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about BepiColombo

Astronomy databases

This online sky chart is created using the following astronomy databases and services:

  1. The Digitized Sky Survey, a photographic survey of the whole sky created using images from different telescopes, including the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain
  2. The Hipparcos Star Catalogue, containing more than 100.000 bright stars
  3. The PGC 2003 Catalogue, containing information about 1 million galaxies
  4. The GSC 2.3 Catalogue, containing information about more than 2 billion stars and galaxies
Please see the acknowledgements section.

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