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 5095001h 05m 18s-05° 11’ 29”
StarHIP 49145.292401h 03m 02s-04° 50’ 10”
StarHIP 44748.371200h 57m 18s-06° 06’ 36”
StarHIP 46487.589400h 59m 42s-04° 19’ 17”
StarHIP 47477.283801h 01m 01s-04° 38’ 53”
StarHIP 46478.166600h 59m 41s-04° 27’ 39”
StarHIP 45168.695600h 57m 53s-04° 14’ 38”
StarHIP 45926.470600h 58m 45s-05° 52’ 57”
StarHIP 46618.72400h 59m 53s-05° 11’ 02”
GalaxyNGC 35213.501h 02m 09s-04° 14’ 44”
GalaxyNGC 35713.101h 03m 21s-06° 20’ 22”

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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