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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 115752023h 27m 04s-01° 17’ 12”
StarHIP 1158627.976823h 28m 27s-02° 39’ 12”
StarHIP 1162907.732423h 33m 41s-02° 14’ 40”
StarHIP 1161598.778223h 32m 08s-03° 01’ 42”
StarHIP 1162257.078423h 32m 55s-03° 01’ 00”
StarHIP 1159098.515223h 29m 02s-01° 28’ 13”
StarHIP 1155727.472623h 24m 38s-01° 44’ 28”
StarHIP 1158458.014423h 28m 08s-02° 26’ 53”
StarHIP 1159456.218823h 29m 26s-01° 47’ 28”
StarHIP 1157677.501223h 27m 14s-02° 38’ 12”
GalaxyPGC 7162613.023h 30m 32s-02° 27’ 43”
GalaxyIC 149613.123h 30m 53s-02° 56’ 03”
GalaxyNGC 769413.623h 33m 15s-02° 42’ 11”
GalaxyIC 149213.623h 30m 35s-03° 02’ 25”

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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