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 715678.690414h 38m 11s-14° 57’ 17”
StarHIP 710448.066614h 31m 46s-13° 11’ 30”
StarHIP 712408.099614h 34m 08s-13° 28’ 43”
StarHIP 714208.631414h 36m 19s-14° 01’ 40”
StarHIP 709237.043614h 30m 13s-15° 14’ 54”
StarHIP 706777.288214h 27m 21s-14° 50’ 19”
StarHIP 710067.751414h 31m 19s-15° 38’ 16”
StarHIP 707398.93314h 27m 59s-14° 22’ 56”
StarHIP 711808.88414h 33m 28s-15° 00’ 16”

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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