The planet Mercury

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From Cambridge , Mercury is not readily observable since it is very close to the Sun, at a separation of only 5° from it.

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Name Mercury
Object Type Inferior Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Cancer
Magnitude:5.27 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:08h01m [1]
Declination:+15°30' [1]
Distance:0.58 AU
4.81 lightmin [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):38.04
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:0.39 AU
Eccentricity:0.205629
Inclination:7.01°
Longitude ascending node:48.35°
Argument of perihelion:29.08°
Epoch of elements:15 January 1985
Mean Anomaly at epoch:132.23°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:0.31 AU
Aphelion:0.47 AU
Orbital period:0.24 years
Source
[1] Robin M. Green, Spherical Astronomy, 1985, ISBN 0-521-31779-7
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