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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 73647.282201h 34m 51s+12° 33’ 31”
StarHIP 73678.472601h 34m 52s+12° 33’ 34”
StarHIP 7397001h 35m 21s+11° 26’ 04”
StarHIP 75355.513401h 37m 05s+12° 08’ 29”
StarHIP 75856.710401h 37m 40s+12° 04’ 42”
StarHIP 76448.034201h 38m 27s+13° 55’ 41”
StarHIP 77068.215401h 39m 11s+12° 26’ 25”
StarHIP 78498.653201h 40m 54s+11° 17’ 13”
StarHIP 78597.480601h 41m 04s+13° 46’ 25”
StarHIP 79358.851801h 42m 00s+11° 57’ 08”
StarHIP 80268.658601h 43m 02s+12° 34’ 03”
StarHIP 80418.527401h 43m 14s+12° 57’ 17”
GalaxyNGC 65813.101h 42m 09s+12° 36’ 08”
GalaxyUGC 120013.901h 42m 48s+13° 09’ 23”

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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