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 21667.094600h 27m 20s+02° 48’ 50”
StarHIP 2391000h 30m 29s+04° 20’ 20”
StarHIP 23988.322400h 30m 31s+03° 16’ 00”
StarHIP 2458000h 31m 15s+01° 57’ 53”
StarHIP 25008.26500h 31m 42s+03° 45’ 22”
StarHIP 25198.80800h 31m 56s+01° 30’ 37”
StarHIP 25218.668200h 31m 57s+03° 51’ 44”
StarHIP 26777.383800h 33m 54s+03° 19’ 11”
StarHIP 2680000h 33m 57s+02° 00’ 54”
StarHIP 26868.731800h 34m 07s+03° 48’ 32”
StarHIP 27598.927800h 35m 13s+03° 12’ 32”
GalaxyNGC 12513.300h 28m 50s+02° 50’ 22”
GalaxyNGC 12812.800h 29m 14s+02° 51’ 55”
GalaxyNGC 13213.500h 30m 10s+02° 05’ 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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