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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):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 62022012h 42m 47s+02° 44’ 40”
StarHIP 62401012h 47m 18s+04° 08’ 41”
StarHIP 623187.938812h 46m 14s+02° 27’ 51”
StarHIP 620918.40112h 43m 32s+02° 37’ 15”
StarHIP 624667.964412h 48m 04s+03° 27’ 19”
StarHIP 625967.930212h 49m 34s+03° 49’ 05”
StarHIP 626988.40512h 50m 50s+03° 30’ 47”
StarHIP 622378.747212h 45m 21s+03° 31’ 28”
StarHIP 623318.21812h 46m 24s+02° 19’ 40”
StarHIP 624436.28712h 47m 51s+03° 34’ 21”
StarHIP 619917.54712h 42m 16s+04° 17’ 33”
StarHIP 621478.06212h 44m 15s+03° 21’ 03”
StarHIP 627048.95412h 50m 58s+03° 35’ 53”
StarHIP 623078.447412h 46m 02s+02° 35’ 35”
StarHIP 627575.884612h 51m 36s+03° 03’ 24”
StarHIP 621788.268412h 44m 34s+03° 31’ 53”
GalaxyNGC 463013.112h 42m 31s+03° 57’ 37”
GalaxyNGC 466511.212h 45m 06s+03° 03’ 25”
GalaxyNGC 468812.712h 47m 46s+04° 20’ 04”
GalaxyNGC 470112.812h 49m 11s+03° 23’ 25”
GalaxyUGC 798213.812h 49m 49s+02° 51’ 10”
GalaxyNGC 463610.412h 42m 49s+02° 41’ 17”

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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