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 303798.925806h 23m 16s+24° 07’ 45”
StarHIP 303998.028806h 23m 31s+23° 05’ 04”
StarHIP 304988.58306h 24m 41s+23° 09’ 16”
StarHIP 305016.226206h 24m 43s+25° 02’ 55”
StarHIP 305287.68206h 25m 00s+24° 18’ 07”
StarHIP 305487.147806h 25m 18s+23° 42’ 34”
StarHIP 305696.534206h 25m 32s+23° 26’ 31”
StarHIP 305706.056406h 25m 32s+23° 19’ 37”
StarHIP 306488.62906h 26m 24s+22° 44’ 17”
StarHIP 306987.926606h 27m 00s+23° 44’ 01”
StarHIP 307747.491206h 27m 58s+23° 40’ 06”
StarHIP 307998.44206h 28m 17s+24° 40’ 53”
StarHIP 309178.157806h 29m 20s+25° 19’ 00”
StarHIP 310298.26306h 30m 39s+23° 32’ 16”
StarHIP 310468.524606h 30m 50s+24° 23’ 03”
StarHIP 312548.889806h 33m 18s+24° 02’ 29”
StarHIP 312688.286206h 33m 27s+23° 10’ 43”

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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