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 868668.780217h 44m 54s-24° 41’ 02”
StarHIP 869708.319217h 46m 25s-24° 08’ 27”
StarHIP 869718.452617h 46m 25s-26° 12’ 01”
StarHIP 870037.88617h 46m 41s-23° 41’ 04”
StarHIP 870938.40617h 47m 43s-25° 11’ 19”
StarHIP 872168.98617h 49m 06s-23° 26’ 51”
StarHIP 872736.914217h 49m 57s-24° 12’ 25”
StarHIP 873997.285817h 51m 39s-23° 40’ 38”
StarHIP 874227.683217h 51m 55s-25° 46’ 22”
StarHIP 87453017h 52m 09s-24° 40’ 00”
StarHIP 875278.425417h 52m 55s-24° 12’ 54”
StarHIP 877066.201817h 54m 54s-24° 53’ 13”

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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