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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 9599002h 03m 28s+09° 53’ 12”
StarHIP 9904002h 07m 29s+10° 17’ 28”
StarHIP 10168002h 10m 46s+09° 24’ 27”
StarHIP 10414002h 14m 10s+09° 08’ 38”
StarHIP 98096.152602h 06m 12s+08° 14’ 53”
StarHIP 99657.264602h 08m 19s+08° 51’ 00”
StarHIP 102888.252602h 12m 29s+10° 19’ 43”
StarHIP 98427.695602h 06m 39s+10° 28’ 39”
StarHIP 101718.045802h 10m 49s+08° 22’ 07”
StarHIP 97186.93302h 05m 00s+10° 06’ 57”
StarHIP 99157.804602h 07m 37s+08° 50’ 46”
StarHIP 97486.812802h 05m 23s+10° 04’ 36”
StarHIP 102125.59202h 11m 21s+08° 34’ 12”
StarHIP 103244.286402h 13m 00s+08° 50’ 48”
GalaxyNGC 82111.802h 08m 20s+10° 59’ 44”
GalaxyUGC 169413.702h 11m 57s+09° 33’ 03”

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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