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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 43233008h 48m 26s+06° 28’ 09”
StarHIP 43406008h 50m 29s+07° 37’ 50”
StarHIP 440048.226408h 57m 36s+05° 53’ 45”
StarHIP 433068.307808h 49m 21s+05° 43’ 02”
StarHIP 432558.279608h 48m 41s+06° 34’ 33”
StarHIP 433506.586808h 49m 48s+07° 00’ 53”
StarHIP 438328.560608h 55m 39s+06° 59’ 30”
StarHIP 438166.546408h 55m 26s+05° 33’ 57”
StarHIP 435558.40608h 52m 14s+06° 54’ 31”
StarHIP 432344.343608h 48m 25s+05° 50’ 16”
StarHIP 435706.324808h 52m 24s+05° 20’ 25”
StarHIP 436378.366408h 53m 16s+07° 46’ 38”
StarHIP 437397.055408h 54m 30s+05° 27’ 52”
StarHIP 431093.329608h 46m 46s+06° 25’ 08”
StarHIP 433626.938208h 49m 57s+06° 32’ 50”
StarHIP 438318.813408h 55m 37s+06° 09’ 04”
StarHIP 438133.019408h 55m 23s+05° 56’ 43”

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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