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 1025098.533820h 46m 27s-18° 48’ 31”
StarHIP 1025287.589820h 46m 38s-19° 26’ 17”
StarHIP 1025878.113820h 47m 22s-18° 37’ 16”
StarHIP 1026606.76920h 48m 13s-19° 15’ 36”
StarHIP 102681020h 48m 24s-18° 11’ 59”
StarHIP 1026857.033820h 48m 25s-18° 12’ 06”
StarHIP 1027806.067620h 49m 20s-18° 02’ 08”
StarHIP 1030187.277220h 52m 16s-19° 38’ 36”
StarHIP 1030328.231620h 52m 27s-19° 31’ 47”
StarHIP 1031146.72420h 53m 32s-19° 06’ 49”
StarHIP 1031667.410220h 54m 05s-18° 59’ 48”
StarHIP 1032246.634220h 54m 46s-18° 47’ 34”
StarHIP 1032265.664220h 54m 47s-17° 55’ 22”
StarHIP 1033328.639620h 56m 05s-19° 01’ 58”
GalaxyESO 597-4112.420h 50m 15s-19° 25’ 35”

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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