Maven live position and data

This page shows Maven 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 Maven (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 5158.672800h 06m 13s-01° 53’ 13”
StarHIP 4387.85300h 05m 18s-01° 47’ 38”
StarHIP 5218.090800h 06m 18s-01° 14’ 16”
StarHIP 3838.767200h 04m 45s+00° 03’ 23”
StarHIP 9257.962400h 11m 30s-01° 07’ 23”
StarHIP 6646.070200h 08m 12s-02° 26’ 51”
StarHIP 1358.599400h 01m 42s-00° 13’ 02”
StarHIP 6356.445200h 07m 44s-02° 32’ 55”
StarHIP 5118.10600h 06m 08s+00° 07’ 17”
StarHIP 4176.199600h 05m 03s-00° 30’ 10”
StarHIP 7006.978400h 08m 43s-02° 13’ 21”
StarHIP 2367.961800h 02m 57s-00° 53’ 37”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Maven

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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