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 79877.26601h 42m 35s+10° 14’ 40”
StarHIP 80108.374201h 42m 49s+11° 05’ 09”
StarHIP 80998.686401h 44m 00s+11° 43’ 01”
StarHIP 82758.84401h 46m 38s+12° 24’ 43”
StarHIP 83067.045401h 47m 09s+10° 50’ 39”
StarHIP 83278.580401h 47m 21s+10° 57’ 13”
StarHIP 84168.568801h 48m 35s+10° 12’ 53”
StarHIP 85698.516801h 50m 30s+12° 00’ 58”
StarHIP 85885.900601h 50m 52s+11° 02’ 36”
StarHIP 87087.947801h 52m 02s+10° 48’ 38”
GalaxyNGC 66513.201h 44m 55s+10° 25’ 20”
GalaxyNGC 67313.201h 48m 22s+11° 31’ 23”
GalaxyIC 16213.801h 48m 43s+10° 30’ 29”

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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