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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 70185014h 21m 34s-16° 15’ 30”
StarHIP 705547.953814h 25m 57s-16° 17’ 57”
StarHIP 709237.043614h 30m 13s-15° 14’ 54”
StarHIP 706777.288214h 27m 21s-14° 50’ 19”
StarHIP 710067.751414h 31m 19s-15° 38’ 16”
StarHIP 706827.654214h 27m 25s-15° 48’ 47”
StarHIP 707398.93314h 27m 59s-14° 22’ 56”
StarHIP 704348.21214h 24m 30s-14° 47’ 26”
StarHIP 703796.683814h 23m 57s-16° 06’ 06”
StarHIP 704437.904214h 24m 37s-14° 42’ 48”
GalaxyNGC 559512.614h 24m 13s-16° 43’ 23”
GalaxyNGC 559712.614h 24m 27s-16° 45’ 46”

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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