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 951247.445819h 21m 04s-23° 37’ 10”
StarHIP 953088.505819h 23m 23s-24° 13’ 05”
StarHIP 954158.50419h 24m 33s-23° 10’ 32”
StarHIP 95417019h 24m 34s-22° 03’ 39”
StarHIP 954577.549219h 25m 06s-23° 02’ 30”
StarHIP 954775.003219h 25m 16s-24° 30’ 30”
StarHIP 954867.293619h 25m 22s-24° 24’ 43”
StarHIP 955035.290419h 25m 29s-23° 57’ 44”
StarHIP 955166.65119h 25m 43s-22° 27’ 05”
StarHIP 956237.794819h 26m 57s-24° 02’ 46”
StarHIP 956457.845819h 27m 18s-23° 20’ 49”
StarHIP 957098.330219h 28m 03s-22° 52’ 27”
StarHIP 959368.50719h 30m 37s-24° 34’ 55”
StarHIP 959677.432419h 30m 54s-23° 57’ 08”
StarHIP 960008.173619h 31m 11s-24° 05’ 42”
StarHIP 960678.630419h 31m 58s-23° 34’ 33”
StarHIP 961077.63919h 32m 24s-22° 44’ 26”

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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