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):

StarHIP 733088.474614h 58m 52s-15° 26’ 10”
StarHIP 727697.680814h 52m 31s-15° 23’ 15”
StarHIP 730747.921214h 56m 02s-15° 39’ 23”
StarHIP 734168.966215h 00m 13s-14° 43’ 42”
StarHIP 730647.543414h 55m 53s-13° 54’ 02”
StarHIP 735178.496815h 01m 34s-15° 56’ 02”
StarHIP 730328.966614h 55m 32s-15° 20’ 25”
StarHIP 726768.0114h 51m 34s-15° 04’ 54”
StarHIP 731968.853214h 57m 33s-13° 42’ 16”
StarHIP 736138.405615h 02m 46s-15° 03’ 00”

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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