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Mars live position and data

This page shows Mars location and other relevant astronomical data in real time. The celestial coordinates, magnitude, distances and speed are updated in real time and are computed using high quality data sets provided by the JPL Horizons ephemeris service (see acknowledgements for details). The sky map shown below represents a rectangular portion of the sky 60x40 arcminutes wide. By comparison the diameter of the full Moon is about 30 arcmins, so the full horizontal extent of the map is approximately 2 full Moons wide. Depending on the device you are using, the map can be dragged horizondally or vertically using the mouse or touchscreen. The deep sky image in the background is provided by the Digitized Sky Survey (acknowledgements).

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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 523157.422410h 41m 23s+08° 33’ 45”
StarHIP 523508.861810h 41m 55s+08° 24’ 51”
StarHIP 523878.682210h 42m 28s+08° 19’ 59”
StarHIP 526048.76110h 45m 25s+07° 59’ 28”
StarHIP 526258.75710h 45m 43s+10° 01’ 17”
StarHIP 528098.036810h 47m 46s+10° 26’ 36”
StarHIP 528388.17610h 48m 13s+08° 49’ 56”
StarHIP 528718.187810h 48m 44s+08° 13’ 14”
StarHIP 528937.40510h 49m 03s+10° 09’ 28”
StarHIP 529668.964610h 49m 57s+09° 49’ 26”
StarHIP 530497.77110h 51m 13s+09° 13’ 29”
StarHIP 530567.49610h 51m 19s+09° 08’ 56”
StarHIP 531178.123610h 52m 00s+09° 03’ 41”
StarHIP 531268.65410h 52m 04s+08° 51’ 10”
GalaxyNGC 342814.010h 51m 25s+09° 17’ 03”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Mars

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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