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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 495306.095610h 06m 47s+05° 36’ 41”
StarHIP 487908.853209h 57m 04s+06° 20’ 13”
StarHIP 491008.738210h 01m 16s+07° 12’ 39”
StarHIP 491048.782610h 01m 18s+05° 50’ 59”
StarHIP 493168.360210h 03m 59s+07° 10’ 34”
StarHIP 495198.082210h 06m 37s+06° 54’ 20”
StarHIP 493747.299410h 04m 47s+05° 00’ 14”
StarHIP 489187.22209h 58m 44s+06° 06’ 53”
StarHIP 490048.120409h 59m 50s+05° 36’ 35”
StarHIP 496268.302410h 07m 41s+06° 17’ 33”
StarHIP 490307.598210h 00m 13s+06° 15’ 02”
StarHIP 490748.148610h 00m 57s+04° 59’ 43”
StarHIP 489897.653609h 59m 42s+05° 13’ 17”
GalaxyPGC 2891311.909h 59m 59s+05° 19’ 56”

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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