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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 984887.175420h 00m 29s-15° 53’ 12”
StarHIP 981138.5519h 56m 22s-16° 22’ 19”
StarHIP 989477.465620h 05m 21s-16° 22’ 23”
StarHIP 986767.762220h 02m 33s-15° 52’ 27”
StarHIP 989708.767820h 05m 36s-17° 42’ 01”
StarHIP 985897.290420h 01m 32s-16° 52’ 07”
StarHIP 981508.327419h 56m 48s-16° 36’ 55”
StarHIP 985028.25220h 00m 42s-18° 17’ 22”
StarHIP 982867.619819h 58m 11s-15° 58’ 10”
StarHIP 987327.85920h 03m 12s-18° 14’ 31”
StarHIP 987247.4520h 03m 05s-17° 20’ 53”
StarHIP 983618.378819h 59m 02s-17° 57’ 33”
StarHIP 986237.942220h 01m 51s-17° 33’ 00”
GalaxyIC 130913.620h 03m 01s-17° 13’ 53”

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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