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 939726.778619h 08m 00s-07° 50’ 52”
StarHIP 940727.539419h 09m 02s-07° 01’ 02”
StarHIP 944048.494419h 12m 50s-07° 29’ 38”
StarHIP 942416.679819h 11m 01s-07° 25’ 38”
StarHIP 939368.347419h 07m 37s-07° 23’ 57”
StarHIP 943855.350219h 12m 40s-07° 56’ 22”
StarHIP 942366.846619h 10m 58s-06° 37’ 18”
StarHIP 937248.54119h 05m 00s-07° 08’ 30”
StarHIP 940047.681419h 08m 20s-07° 26’ 15”
StarHIP 941637.229819h 10m 02s-07° 16’ 39”

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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