The planet Mercury

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From Ashburn , Mercury is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is no higher than 7° above the horizon at dawn.

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Name Mercury
Object Type Inferior Planet
Current Position
Constellation:Leo
Magnitude:-1.30 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):-0.65 [1]
Slope parameter (n):2.00 [1]
Right ascension:09h28m [1]
Declination:+16°22' [1]
Distance:1.24 AU
10.28 lightmin [1]
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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