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 448707.46509h 08m 34s+16° 42’ 06”
StarHIP 449088.396409h 08m 54s+17° 14’ 03”
StarHIP 449187.05909h 09m 02s+17° 28’ 11”
StarHIP 451536.863809h 11m 56s+18° 02’ 39”
StarHIP 452017.629409h 12m 40s+16° 31’ 29”
StarHIP 452098.07209h 12m 47s+16° 37’ 49”
StarHIP 452178.652209h 12m 54s+17° 28’ 36”
StarHIP 453278.680209h 14m 15s+18° 15’ 27”
StarHIP 453878.273609h 14m 57s+16° 00’ 16”
StarHIP 454548.592809h 15m 49s+17° 29’ 39”
StarHIP 455407.967209h 16m 54s+18° 07’ 44”
StarHIP 455798.84109h 17m 22s+16° 33’ 04”
StarHIP 455978.375609h 17m 38s+16° 42’ 18”
StarHIP 456996.584609h 18m 58s+17° 42’ 20”
GalaxyNGC 279414.009h 16m 01s+17° 35’ 27”
GalaxyNGC 279513.909h 16m 04s+17° 37’ 45”

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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