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Antennae Galaxies Facts

Antennae Galaxies Facts Starburst Galaxy in Corvus

Antennae Galaxies is a starburst galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of about 45.00 light years away in the constellation of Corvus.

It is also referred to as NGC(4038) 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 Starburst Galaxy's location is 12:01.53 (R.A.) and -18:52.10 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 11.00 Magnitude . The object can not be seen by the naked eye from Earth, you need a telescope to see it.

Travel Time to Antennae Galaxies

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 A38073641,002,375.41
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.26939,331,379.61
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.5419,665,664.18
New Horizons Probe33,000914,477.22
Speed of Light670,616,629.0045.00

Fact File

NameAntennae Galaxies
TypeStarburst Galaxy
NGC Id4038
Right Ascension12:01.53
Distance (Lt.Yr)45
Visual / Apparent Magnitude11.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
CoprightN.A.S.A, Hubble Site

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