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 32187006h 43m 12s-08° 45’ 30”
StarHIP 321198.507406h 42m 32s-09° 33’ 59”
StarHIP 314708.777406h 35m 31s-09° 22’ 16”
StarHIP 315718.24706h 36m 27s-09° 49’ 42”
StarHIP 320888.754206h 42m 12s-10° 29’ 53”
StarHIP 318558.477206h 39m 34s-10° 53’ 00”
StarHIP 314907.597606h 35m 42s-08° 59’ 58”
StarHIP 317098.123606h 37m 58s-09° 16’ 07”
StarHIP 316937.355806h 37m 51s-08° 46’ 54”
StarHIP 312267.353806h 32m 59s-08° 57’ 50”
StarHIP 319068.517206h 40m 06s-10° 18’ 38”
StarHIP 320645.052406h 41m 56s-09° 10’ 02”
StarHIP 314568.713406h 35m 24s-10° 35’ 04”
StarHIP 313718.858206h 34m 40s-08° 36’ 29”
StarHIP 316567.2106h 37m 32s-08° 14’ 08”
StarHIP 318228.670206h 39m 12s-09° 21’ 48”
StarHIP 319028.179406h 40m 05s-08° 29’ 41”

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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