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Owl Cluster Facts

Owl Cluster is an open star cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of about 7,922.00 light years away in the constellation of Cassiopeia.

It is also referred to as IC457 which is short for Index Catalogue number 457. The Index Catalogue is an update to the earlier NGC catalogue. Owl Cluster was discovered in 1787 by Sir William Herschel.

The Open Star Cluster's location is 1:19:32 (R.A.) and 58:17:27 (Dec.).

Travel Time to Owl Cluster

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 A3807367,218,240,400.73
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.2696,924,070,873.37
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.543,462,030,924.54
New Horizons Probe33,000160,988,634.39
Speed of Light670,616,629.007,922.00

Fact File

NameOwl Cluster
TypeOpen Star Cluster
Index Catalogue IdIC457
Right Ascension1:19:32
Distance (Lt.Yr)7,922
Year of Discovery1787
DiscovererSir William Herschel

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