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 2828000h 35m 53s+12° 35’ 50”
StarHIP 30328.911600h 38m 34s+12° 03’ 46”
StarHIP 33087.994600h 42m 08s+11° 56’ 43”
StarHIP 27346.27700h 34m 55s+13° 22’ 16”
StarHIP 32627.64400h 41m 31s+12° 57’ 34”
StarHIP 34578.190800h 44m 13s+13° 18’ 26”
StarHIP 28326.282800h 35m 54s+13° 12’ 27”
StarHIP 36257.355600h 46m 29s+13° 09’ 07”
StarHIP 33238.507200h 42m 21s+13° 59’ 40”
StarHIP 28858.498200h 36m 33s+13° 16’ 22”
GalaxyNGC 23413.300h 43m 32s+14° 20’ 35”

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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