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NGC 6723 Facts

NGC 6723 is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of about 28,400.00 light years away in the constellation of Sagittarius.

It is also referred to as NGC(6723) 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 Globular Cluster's location is 18:59:33.15 (R.A.) and -36:37:56.1 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 7.00 Magnitude with an apparent dimension of 11 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye from Earth, you need a telescope to see it.

Travel Time to NGC 6723

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 A38073625,877,054,705.98
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.26924,822,470,689.68
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.5412,411,219,169.00
New Horizons Probe33,000577,136,735.26
Speed of Light670,616,629.0028,400.00

Fact File

NameNGC 6723
TypeGlobular Cluster
NGC Id6723
Right Ascension18:59:33.15
Distance (Lt.Yr)28,400
Apparent Dimension11
Visual / Apparent Magnitude7.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes

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