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 379097.386207h 46m 07s+21° 07’ 19”
StarHIP 379868.511207h 47m 07s+22° 06’ 22”
StarHIP 380198.35307h 47m 31s+23° 09’ 12”
StarHIP 380428.806807h 47m 49s+21° 29’ 27”
StarHIP 380467.64407h 47m 55s+21° 02’ 05”
StarHIP 381066.150207h 48m 33s+23° 08’ 27”
StarHIP 381138.215607h 48m 38s+21° 54’ 29”
StarHIP 382477.674807h 50m 06s+22° 43’ 54”
StarHIP 383218.122807h 51m 02s+22° 14’ 54”
StarHIP 383528.921607h 51m 18s+20° 50’ 12”
StarHIP 38492007h 52m 59s+22° 33’ 23”
StarHIP 384956.935807h 53m 01s+22° 20’ 04”
StarHIP 386016.677207h 54m 13s+21° 06’ 19”
StarHIP 386788.625207h 55m 08s+21° 40’ 16”
StarHIP 387857.496807h 56m 19s+22° 34’ 19”

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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