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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 103007.008802h 12m 42s+13° 55’ 06”
StarHIP 101437.971802h 10m 29s+15° 09’ 05”
StarHIP 106698.611202h 17m 17s+14° 27’ 57”
StarHIP 100818.707202h 09m 38s+14° 24’ 23”
StarHIP 107307.824202h 18m 05s+13° 25’ 47”
StarHIP 103285.561602h 13m 03s+15° 16’ 47”
StarHIP 107668.305602h 18m 34s+13° 57’ 01”
StarHIP 101757.569602h 10m 52s+13° 41’ 00”
StarHIP 107277.649802h 18m 03s+14° 28’ 00”
StarHIP 100947.679602h 09m 46s+13° 10’ 32”
GalaxyNGC 87712.602h 17m 58s+14° 32’ 49”
GalaxyNGC 82013.702h 08m 25s+14° 20’ 57”

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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