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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 967296.322819h 39m 49s-23° 25’ 39”
StarHIP 967417.367619h 39m 55s-22° 03’ 45”
StarHIP 967605.862219h 40m 07s-23° 25’ 44”
StarHIP 967858.959619h 40m 23s-22° 43’ 40”
StarHIP 968388.287819h 41m 04s-23° 39’ 00”
StarHIP 969138.884219h 42m 00s-22° 22’ 51”
StarHIP 970048.076219h 42m 58s-21° 28’ 58”
StarHIP 971387.437219h 44m 32s-22° 51’ 20”
StarHIP 971437.178819h 44m 40s-23° 15’ 50”
StarHIP 972518.759819h 45m 55s-22° 04’ 20”
StarHIP 973017.444419h 46m 30s-21° 31’ 22”
StarHIP 973498.513219h 47m 07s-23° 44’ 05”
StarHIP 973818.478819h 47m 29s-22° 48’ 36”
StarHIP 973837.920219h 47m 30s-21° 49’ 39”
StarHIP 976027.833619h 50m 16s-22° 46’ 47”
GalaxyPGC 6365412.319h 46m 35s-23° 10’ 36”

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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