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Mercury live position and data

This page shows Mercury 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 Mercury (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 20478.488400h 25m 57s+01° 56’ 59”
StarHIP 20578.336200h 26m 03s+00° 26’ 15”
StarHIP 20738.396600h 26m 12s+01° 09’ 51”
StarHIP 21006.112800h 26m 37s-00° 02’ 58”
StarHIP 22818.742400h 29m 09s+00° 02’ 26”
StarHIP 23337.73400h 29m 50s-00° 19’ 15”
StarHIP 2458000h 31m 15s+01° 57’ 53”
StarHIP 25198.80800h 31m 56s+01° 30’ 37”
StarHIP 27068.467400h 34m 23s+01° 00’ 09”
GalaxyUGC 28013.800h 28m 21s-00° 13’ 24”
GalaxyPGC 170314.000h 27m 39s+00° 31’ 36”
GalaxyNGC 13213.500h 30m 10s+02° 05’ 36”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Mercury

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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