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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 72876014h 53m 42s-18° 20’ 40”
StarHIP 728658.083414h 53m 36s-19° 08’ 50”
StarHIP 728717.470814h 53m 40s-19° 58’ 20”
StarHIP 722028.071414h 46m 03s-18° 58’ 45”
StarHIP 726776.508214h 51m 34s-17° 47’ 24”
StarHIP 725258.453414h 49m 41s-18° 56’ 31”
StarHIP 721348.15214h 45m 18s-18° 00’ 09”
StarHIP 727026.157814h 51m 51s-18° 21’ 19”
StarHIP 726458.138414h 51m 10s-18° 55’ 07”
StarHIP 725017.173214h 49m 27s-19° 54’ 12”
GalaxyNGC 576113.414h 49m 08s-20° 22’ 37”
GalaxyESO 580-3014.014h 47m 35s-18° 04’ 12”
GalaxyESO 580-2213.814h 46m 04s-18° 01’ 22”
GalaxyNGC 575712.814h 47m 46s-19° 04’ 47”
GalaxyESO 580-4313.814h 50m 58s-18° 28’ 19”

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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