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 200388.128404h 17m 51s+22° 21’ 14”
StarHIP 200717.535604h 18m 14s+22° 48’ 24”
StarHIP 200875.614204h 18m 23s+21° 34’ 45”
StarHIP 201368.154604h 19m 01s+21° 17’ 57”
StarHIP 201715.494404h 19m 26s+21° 08’ 32”
StarHIP 201818.607604h 19m 33s+21° 03’ 54”
StarHIP 201865.351604h 19m 36s+21° 46’ 24”
StarHIP 203496.755404h 21m 31s+21° 02’ 23”
StarHIP 204128.658604h 22m 19s+22° 39’ 44”
StarHIP 204175.74604h 22m 22s+20° 49’ 17”
StarHIP 204808.782404h 23m 22s+21° 22’ 45”
StarHIP 204935.996404h 23m 32s+20° 58’ 55”
StarHIP 205136.851204h 23m 44s+22° 57’ 53”
StarHIP 205577.075604h 24m 14s+21° 44’ 10”
StarHIP 205807.914404h 24m 29s+22° 44’ 29”
StarHIP 206354.201204h 25m 22s+22° 17’ 38”
StarHIP 206415.251404h 25m 24s+22° 12’ 00”
StarHIP 206808.3404h 25m 47s+21° 08’ 17”
StarHIP 207114.26604h 26m 18s+22° 48’ 49”
StarHIP 207127.29204h 26m 18s+21° 28’ 13”
StarHIP 207858.50804h 27m 07s+20° 59’ 27”
StarHIP 207895.529804h 27m 17s+22° 59’ 46”
StarHIP 208425.684204h 28m 00s+21° 37’ 12”
StarHIP 208598.653604h 28m 12s+22° 19’ 58”
StarHIP 209178.208404h 29m 00s+21° 55’ 20”

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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