6478 Gault live position and data

This page shows Asteroid 6478 Gault (1988 JC1) 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 Asteroid 6478 Gault (1988 JC1) (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 75722015h 28m 12s-09° 21’ 25”
StarHIP 757297.709615h 28m 13s-11° 26’ 55”
StarHIP 756637.724815h 27m 30s-10° 57’ 44”
StarHIP 757468.124215h 28m 28s-09° 09’ 36”
StarHIP 760807.835815h 32m 17s-09° 35’ 11”
StarHIP 760208.407415h 31m 38s-11° 14’ 37”
StarHIP 757637.56715h 28m 38s-08° 44’ 50”
StarHIP 752537.864815h 22m 36s-10° 39’ 38”
StarHIP 760796.498215h 32m 17s-10° 26’ 19”
StarHIP 757186.782615h 28m 09s-09° 20’ 49”
StarHIP 753108.29415h 23m 11s-10° 29’ 12”
StarHIP 754878.107215h 25m 13s-10° 59’ 24”
StarHIP 762194.50415h 34m 10s-10° 03’ 50”
StarHIP 753794.883615h 24m 11s-10° 19’ 18”
StarHIP 756737.491415h 27m 38s-08° 56’ 53”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Asteroid 6478 Gault (1988 JC1)

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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