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 67646013h 51m 35s-13° 00’ 54”
StarHIP 678767.205813h 54m 07s-11° 41’ 43”
StarHIP 679727.88713h 55m 11s-12° 26’ 56”
StarHIP 679997.852213h 55m 31s-12° 13’ 22”
StarHIP 680168.309413h 55m 41s-13° 44’ 24”
StarHIP 682058.063213h 57m 47s-11° 32’ 12”
StarHIP 682636.939413h 58m 26s-12° 03’ 32”
StarHIP 682676.746613h 58m 29s-14° 07’ 19”
StarHIP 683938.59214h 00m 03s-11° 47’ 07”
StarHIP 684007.562414h 00m 07s-13° 28’ 00”

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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