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 70472014h 24m 50s-17° 27’ 08”
StarHIP 704378.769814h 24m 33s-18° 05’ 58”
StarHIP 711148.548814h 32m 32s-18° 49’ 21”
StarHIP 708018.685814h 28m 46s-17° 04’ 32”
StarHIP 706088.746414h 26m 34s-18° 49’ 12”
StarHIP 710988.421414h 32m 21s-17° 52’ 52”
StarHIP 708898.883814h 29m 47s-19° 10’ 39”
StarHIP 706448.047214h 26m 58s-17° 39’ 06”
StarHIP 707958.906214h 28m 41s-16° 57’ 51”
GalaxyPGC 5134314.014h 22m 23s-17° 40’ 23”

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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