Winnecke 4 (M40) is a star cluster (double star) object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of about 510.00 light years away in the constellation of Ursa Major.
It is referred to as M(40) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. Winnecke 4 (M40) was discovered in 1764 by Charles Messier.
The Star Cluster (Double Star)'s location is 12:22.4 (R.A.) and +58:05 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 10.00 Magnitude with an apparent dimension of 0.8 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye from Earth, you need a telescope to see it.
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.
|Description||Speed (m.p.h.)||Time (years)|
|Speed of Sound (Mach 1)||767.269||445,755,635.62|
|Concorde (Mach 2)||1,534.54||222,877,527.33|
|New Horizons Probe||33,000||10,364,075.18|
|Speed of Light||670,616,629.00||510.00|
|Name||Winnecke 4 (M40)|
|Type||Star Cluster (Double Star)|
|Visual / Apparent Magnitude||10.00|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes|
|Year of Discovery||1764|
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