Position of Mars in the Sky

The current position of Mars is computed using high quality data sets provided by the JPL Horizons ephemeris service (see acknowledgements). It is important to be aware that for objects like comets there might be large discrepancies between the predicted magnitude and the real one. This happens because comets magnitude is highly influenced by physical phenomena which can be hardly modelled and calculated in advance.

Current close conjunctions

List of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) close to Mars (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 87453017h 52m 09s-24° 40’ 00”
StarHIP 875278.425417h 52m 55s-24° 12’ 54”
StarHIP 876618.961217h 54m 18s-25° 57’ 43”
StarHIP 877066.201817h 54m 54s-24° 53’ 13”
StarHIP 878097.869217h 56m 15s-25° 40’ 21”
StarHIP 878806.396217h 57m 07s-23° 56’ 21”
StarHIP 879198.572417h 57m 34s-25° 04’ 56”
StarHIP 879818.54917h 58m 19s-23° 42’ 07”
StarHIP 880748.014617h 59m 16s-25° 49’ 07”
StarHIP 881164.735417h 59m 47s-23° 48’ 57”
StarHIP 881426.541418h 00m 11s-24° 17’ 03”
StarHIP 882568.288418h 01m 20s-24° 37’ 55”
StarHIP 883805.352818h 02m 51s-24° 16’ 56”
StarHIP 884638.97618h 03m 44s-25° 18’ 45”
StarHIP 884695.9318h 03m 52s-24° 21’ 38”

Additional resources

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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