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 893077.81718h 13m 22s-25° 09’ 04”
StarHIP 893288.036818h 13m 35s-24° 16’ 50”
StarHIP 894357.978618h 15m 11s-25° 47’ 20”
StarHIP 894978.500618h 15m 49s-23° 48’ 55”
StarHIP 895667.512618h 16m 34s-23° 54’ 08”
StarHIP 897316.360218h 18m 41s-25° 36’ 16”
StarHIP 897327.765618h 18m 41s-25° 56’ 06”
StarHIP 899546.891418h 21m 12s-26° 05’ 06”
StarHIP 899806.071218h 21m 31s-24° 54’ 54”
StarHIP 900198.882618h 22m 06s-25° 14’ 23”

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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