6478 Gault live position and data.
Right Ascension: 10.964144
Declination: 9.386417 (J2000)
Magnitude: 18.92 (Estimated: JPL) Constellation: Leo
Sun Distance: 317692301 km [ km/s] Earth Distance: 319985842 km [ km/s]
Perihelion: 2 Jan 2020 21:03 UTC 
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).
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):
|Star||HIP 53619||7.4854||10h 58m 11s||+09° 42’ 06”|
|Star||HIP 53727||7.2432||10h 59m 33s||+09° 55’ 50”|
|Star||HIP 53977||7.2084||11h 02m 32s||+09° 10’ 22”|
|Galaxy||UGC 6062||13.7||10h 58m 37s||+09° 03’ 05”|
This online sky chart is created using the following astronomy databases and services: