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 669017.405413h 42m 35s-12° 05’ 12”
StarHIP 669268.09413h 42m 57s-11° 18’ 07”
StarHIP 670347.612813h 44m 15s-11° 26’ 12”
StarHIP 671447.875413h 45m 37s-12° 23’ 03”
StarHIP 671637.997213h 45m 50s-12° 57’ 52”
StarHIP 67166013h 45m 51s-12° 09’ 50”
StarHIP 671697.622813h 45m 52s-11° 13’ 16”
StarHIP 671725.412813h 45m 56s-12° 25’ 35”
StarHIP 672548.790613h 47m 04s-13° 06’ 44”
StarHIP 673448.266213h 48m 10s-10° 47’ 19”
StarHIP 673698.454813h 48m 31s-11° 18’ 23”
StarHIP 674827.728213h 49m 44s-12° 33’ 05”
StarHIP 675417.360813h 50m 20s-13° 06’ 36”
StarHIP 675747.575413h 50m 49s-11° 21’ 31”

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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