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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 633488.962612h 58m 50s-03° 31’ 58”
StarHIP 633918.076212h 59m 23s-04° 54’ 24”
StarHIP 629156.329612h 53m 38s-04° 13’ 28”
StarHIP 634145.785812h 59m 39s-03° 48’ 42”
StarHIP 633286.517612h 58m 39s-02° 54’ 12”
StarHIP 630707.176212h 55m 21s-04° 30’ 15”
StarHIP 636548.644413h 02m 45s-04° 36’ 32”
StarHIP 634945.880613h 00m 35s-03° 22’ 06”
StarHIP 634198.639812h 59m 45s-04° 25’ 48”
StarHIP 637506.602413h 03m 54s-03° 39’ 46”
StarHIP 628756.076412h 53m 11s-03° 33’ 11”
StarHIP 630997.6212h 55m 40s-03° 33’ 02”
StarHIP 631396.955612h 56m 15s-04° 51’ 50”
StarHIP 636348.999613h 02m 31s-04° 38’ 04”
GalaxyNGC 484314.012h 58m 00s-03° 37’ 18”
GalaxyNGC 489012.713h 00m 38s-04° 36’ 11”
GalaxyNGC 491512.913h 01m 20s-04° 33’ 51”

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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