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NGC 2419 Facts

NGC 2419 Facts Globular Cluster in Lynx

NGC 2419 is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of about 300,000.00 light years away in the constellation of Lynx.

It is also referred to as NGC(2419) 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. NGC 2419 was discovered in 1788 by William Herschel.

The Globular Cluster's location is 07 38 08.51 (R.A.) and +38 52 54.9 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 9.06 Magnitude . The object can not be seen by the naked eye from Earth, you need a telescope to see it.

Travel Time to NGC 2419

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)
Walking450,296,247,175,000.00
Car1201,676,541,572,500.00
Airbus A380736273,349,169,429.35
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.269262,209,197,426.20
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.54131,104,427,841.57
New Horizons Probe33,0006,096,514,809.09
Speed of Light670,616,629.00300,000.00

Fact File


NameNGC 2419
TypeGlobular Cluster
NGC Id2419
ConstellationLynx
Right Ascension07 38 08.51
Declination+38 52 54.9
Distance (Lt.Yr)300,000
Visual / Apparent Magnitude9.06
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1788
DiscovererWilliam Herschel
Radial Velocity-20
Sourcehttps://www.spacetelescope.org/images/potw1908a/
CoprightSpace Telescope


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