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 141838.911803h 02m 53s+17° 33’ 56”
StarHIP 144038.485203h 05m 47s+18° 10’ 47”
StarHIP 145146.135203h 07m 25s+17° 52’ 47”
StarHIP 145678.267203h 08m 05s+16° 55’ 31”
StarHIP 145697.639803h 08m 06s+17° 01’ 38”
StarHIP 145866.08803h 08m 21s+18° 47’ 42”
StarHIP 146758.922803h 09m 35s+19° 01’ 54”
StarHIP 146798.769803h 09m 37s+16° 54’ 17”
StarHIP 146827.58603h 09m 40s+17° 15’ 39”
StarHIP 146838.467803h 09m 42s+17° 39’ 39”
StarHIP 147218.63503h 10m 09s+18° 20’ 44”
StarHIP 147357.694603h 10m 17s+16° 48’ 48”
StarHIP 149018.36703h 12m 16s+17° 18’ 03”
StarHIP 149718.466403h 13m 00s+17° 07’ 56”

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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