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 17766003h 48m 11s+07° 08’ 46”
StarHIP 17817003h 48m 45s+06° 18’ 02”
StarHIP 17936003h 50m 08s+06° 37’ 14”
StarHIP 18058003h 51m 35s+05° 56’ 19”
StarHIP 175955.826603h 46m 09s+06° 48’ 13”
StarHIP 176458.525803h 46m 49s+04° 52’ 50”
StarHIP 173358.984603h 42m 36s+05° 41’ 53”
StarHIP 180018.62703h 50m 54s+07° 09’ 49”
StarHIP 175635.339803h 45m 40s+06° 03’ 00”
StarHIP 175208.162203h 45m 02s+06° 38’ 11”
StarHIP 177527.781403h 48m 02s+07° 07’ 46”
StarHIP 180895.682803h 52m 00s+06° 32’ 05”

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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