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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 792447.031216h 10m 19s-22° 09’ 25”
StarHIP 792507.766816h 10m 25s-23° 06’ 23”
StarHIP 793668.19716h 11m 52s-22° 32’ 41”
StarHIP 793928.42616h 12m 09s-23° 55’ 17”
StarHIP 794768.813616h 13m 11s-22° 29’ 06”
StarHIP 795246.635816h 13m 40s-21° 23’ 59”
StarHIP 795577.77716h 14m 02s-23° 46’ 26”
StarHIP 796217.375616h 14m 53s-22° 22’ 48”
StarHIP 797288.285416h 16m 18s-23° 09’ 46”
StarHIP 797798.633616h 16m 53s-23° 06’ 37”
StarHIP 797856.608216h 16m 58s-21° 18’ 14”
StarHIP 798398.31916h 17m 47s-21° 54’ 01”
StarHIP 798977.496616h 18m 28s-23° 16’ 27”
StarHIP 799108.950216h 18m 39s-21° 35’ 34”
StarHIP 800888.950816h 20m 50s-22° 35’ 38”
StarHIP 801308.573616h 21m 21s-22° 06’ 32”

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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