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NGC 6791 Facts

NGC 6791 Facts Open Star Cluster in Lyra

NGC 6791 is an open star cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of about 13,000.00 light years away in the constellation of Lyra.

It is also referred to as NGC(6791) 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 6791 was discovered in 1853 by Friedrich August Theodor Winnecke.

The Open Star Cluster's location is 19 20 53.0 (R.A.) and +37 46 18 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 9.50 Magnitude . The object can not be seen by the naked eye from Earth, you need a telescope to see it.

Travel Time to NGC 6791

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 A38073611,845,130,675.27
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.26911,362,398,555.14
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.545,681,191,873.13
New Horizons Probe33,000264,182,308.39
Speed of Light670,616,629.0013,000.00

Fact File

NameNGC 6791
TypeOpen Star Cluster
NGC Id6791
Right Ascension19 20 53.0
Declination+37 46 18
Distance (Lt.Yr)13,000
Visual / Apparent Magnitude9.50
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1853
DiscovererFriedrich August Theodor Winnecke
Radial Velocity-47.0
CoprightSpace Telescope

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