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 107181021h 42m 35s+02° 33’ 19”
StarHIP 1070338.617821h 40m 36s+01° 14’ 32”
StarHIP 1071445.506821h 42m 10s+01° 17’ 06”
StarHIP 1072528.226421h 43m 25s+01° 48’ 03”
StarHIP 1074448.47721h 45m 44s+01° 40’ 09”
StarHIP 1069917.890821h 40m 07s+01° 10’ 29”
StarHIP 1073676.837821h 44m 48s+02° 59’ 31”
StarHIP 1065446.384821h 34m 42s+01° 49’ 45”
StarHIP 1069587.470421h 39m 45s+02° 08’ 21”
StarHIP 1070727.862821h 41m 07s+01° 18’ 30”
StarHIP 1067698.335421h 37m 38s+01° 15’ 53”
StarHIP 1069445.002221h 39m 33s+02° 14’ 37”

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.

RA:  ()
Dec:  ()