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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 1121568.345822h 42m 59s-09° 09’ 15”
StarHIP 1121686.62322h 43m 03s-08° 18’ 41”
StarHIP 1121998.152822h 43m 26s-08° 25’ 06”
StarHIP 1122838.003222h 44m 35s-07° 37’ 01”
StarHIP 1123467.38522h 45m 20s-09° 38’ 40”
StarHIP 1124258.181422h 46m 19s-09° 41’ 54”
StarHIP 1124278.052622h 46m 20s-08° 23’ 21”
StarHIP 1126047.201422h 48m 22s-08° 06’ 44”
StarHIP 1127697.957822h 50m 14s-07° 27’ 35”
StarHIP 1128136.876222h 50m 46s-07° 18’ 42”
StarHIP 1128498.26222h 51m 12s-09° 19’ 30”
StarHIP 1129613.596222h 52m 36s-07° 34’ 46”

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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