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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 495087.9110h 06m 30s+03° 28’ 29”
StarHIP 494797.918410h 06m 07s+02° 25’ 46”
StarHIP 492138.781810h 02m 42s+03° 40’ 12”
StarHIP 492548.035610h 03m 15s+04° 39’ 49”
StarHIP 492887.162810h 03m 38s+03° 58’ 18”
StarHIP 495718.768410h 07m 10s+03° 41’ 23”
StarHIP 494838.452410h 06m 10s+03° 32’ 48”
StarHIP 493747.299410h 04m 47s+05° 00’ 14”
StarHIP 494588.302210h 05m 51s+03° 23’ 20”
StarHIP 489906.67609h 59m 43s+03° 23’ 05”
StarHIP 490748.148610h 00m 57s+04° 59’ 43”
StarHIP 493296.410810h 04m 08s+03° 12’ 04”
StarHIP 491808.38110h 02m 15s+03° 55’ 51”

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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