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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 787856.705416h 05m 02s-18° 32’ 21”
StarHIP 782258.457615h 58m 24s-17° 45’ 05”
StarHIP 786818.186816h 03m 43s-19° 34’ 30”
StarHIP 781937.772815h 57m 57s-17° 05’ 23”
StarHIP 780188.098815h 55m 49s-18° 01’ 46”
StarHIP 785518.219616h 02m 15s-19° 27’ 08”
StarHIP 785668.78516h 02m 34s-17° 51’ 46”
StarHIP 785738.853616h 02m 38s-18° 10’ 18”
GalaxyESO 584-513.716h 06m 43s-18° 12’ 42”

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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