Position of Planet Mars in the Sky

The current position of Planet 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 Planet Mars (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 615786.918212h 37m 06s-02° 19’ 18”
StarHIP 616088.750412h 37m 31s-03° 34’ 24”
StarHIP 617917.881212h 39m 53s-03° 03’ 58”
StarHIP 619218.530212h 41m 25s-03° 59’ 38”
StarHIP 61941012h 41m 40s-01° 26’ 58”
StarHIP 619538.775412h 41m 49s-02° 45’ 01”
StarHIP 620368.924812h 42m 56s-02° 15’ 04”
StarHIP 620397.749612h 42m 59s-04° 02’ 56”
StarHIP 621035.843612h 43m 38s-01° 34’ 36”
StarHIP 621416.75412h 44m 11s-02° 50’ 33”
StarHIP 621858.878412h 44m 40s-02° 42’ 27”
StarHIP 622338.103212h 45m 17s-03° 53’ 01”
StarHIP 622347.230612h 45m 17s-03° 53’ 17”
GalaxyNGC 468412.412h 47m 17s-02° 43’ 39”

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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