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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 733088.474614h 58m 52s-15° 26’ 10”
StarHIP 734168.966215h 00m 13s-14° 43’ 42”
StarHIP 735178.496815h 01m 34s-15° 56’ 02”
StarHIP 736138.405615h 02m 46s-15° 03’ 00”
StarHIP 736707.668415h 03m 33s-16° 35’ 31”
StarHIP 737208.232615h 04m 08s-15° 27’ 41”
StarHIP 737247.96115h 04m 14s-15° 29’ 51”
StarHIP 737667.83915h 04m 44s-14° 59’ 50”
StarHIP 739455.029815h 06m 37s-16° 15’ 24”
StarHIP 739536.399415h 06m 49s-16° 29’ 03”
StarHIP 740058.059615h 07m 25s-14° 40’ 44”
StarHIP 740077.740815h 07m 25s-15° 25’ 00”
StarHIP 742098.584215h 09m 52s-15° 42’ 23”
GalaxyNGC 579612.614h 59m 23s-16° 37’ 27”

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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