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 117966023h 55m 40s-06° 08’ 29”
StarHIP 3568.384800h 04m 30s-06° 57’ 55”
StarHIP 1180808.46123h 57m 10s-05° 27’ 35”
StarHIP 1180708.876623h 57m 03s-06° 15’ 25”
StarHIP 917.52100h 01m 07s-05° 52’ 27”
StarHIP 1578.432800h 02m 00s-05° 12’ 50”
StarHIP 1181328.387823h 57m 45s-07° 22’ 30”
StarHIP 818.530400h 00m 58s-04° 55’ 55”
StarHIP 1544.249800h 01m 57s-06° 00’ 50”
StarHIP 877.757200h 01m 02s-05° 50’ 05”
StarHIP 1878.952800h 02m 24s-06° 03’ 33”
StarHIP 2058.51800h 02m 34s-05° 11’ 11”
StarHIP 1182986.450423h 59m 40s-05° 53’ 34”
StarHIP 1180648.182223h 57m 01s-07° 21’ 15”
StarHIP 1181418.089223h 57m 48s-05° 27’ 23”
StarHIP 1180268.891223h 56m 27s-05° 58’ 40”
StarHIP 4434.520400h 05m 20s-05° 42’ 28”
GalaxyPGC 31213.500h 04m 33s-07° 04’ 18”

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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