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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 51007010h 25m 11s-10° 13’ 44”
StarHIP 508276.912610h 22m 41s-09° 23’ 42”
StarHIP 515878.194810h 32m 13s-08° 11’ 40”
StarHIP 510538.73110h 25m 51s-10° 01’ 51”
StarHIP 512818.66110h 28m 27s-08° 17’ 22”
StarHIP 509868.103610h 24m 56s-09° 47’ 33”
StarHIP 515497.747810h 31m 44s-08° 57’ 06”
StarHIP 510577.66710h 25m 56s-07° 51’ 31”
StarHIP 511897.73910h 27m 22s-07° 48’ 08”
StarHIP 512968.901410h 28m 42s-08° 55’ 49”
StarHIP 514906.144210h 30m 58s-07° 38’ 15”
StarHIP 512837.520210h 28m 28s-09° 52’ 52”
StarHIP 511658.839410h 27m 04s-09° 13’ 22”
GalaxyPGC 3104713.610h 31m 19s-08° 35’ 27”
GalaxyPGC 3111613.710h 32m 12s-09° 14’ 21”

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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