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Caldwell 50 Facts

Caldwell 50 is an open star cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of about 5,200.00 light years away in the constellation of Monoceros.

It is also referred to as NGC(2244) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue.

The Open Star Cluster's location is 6:31:54 (R.A.) and 4:56 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 4.80 Magnitude with an apparent dimension of 24 . The object can be seen with the naked eye from Earth, that is, you don't need a telescope/binoculars to see it.

Travel Time to Caldwell 50

The time it will take to travel to this star is dependent on how fast you are going. U.G. has done some calculations as to how long it will take going at differing speeds. A note about the calculations, when I'm talking about years, I'm talking non-leap years only (365 days).

The New Horizons space probe is the fastest probe that we've sent into space at the time of writing. Its primary mission was to visit Pluto which at the time of launch (2006), Pluto was still a planet.

DescriptionSpeed (m.p.h.)Time (years)
Airbus A3807364,738,052,270.11
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.2694,544,959,422.05
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.542,272,476,749.25
New Horizons Probe33,000105,672,923.36
Speed of Light670,616,629.005,200.00

Fact File

NameCaldwell 50
TypeOpen Star Cluster
NGC Id2244
Right Ascension6:31:54
Distance (Lt.Yr)5200
Apparent Dimension24
Visual / Apparent Magnitude4.80
Naked Eye VisibleYes - Magnitudes

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