Cartwheel Galaxy is a ring galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of about 500,000,000.00 light years away in the constellation of Sculptor.
The Ring Galaxy's location is 00 37 41.1 (R.A.) and -33 42 59 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 15.20 Magnitude . The object can not be seen by the naked eye from Earth, you need a telescope to see it.
The Cartwheel galaxy is a Peculiar Ring type galaxy. Its probably pretty obvious as to how it gets its name. The object is pretty faint and you will need a very powerful telescope in order to view it. Another ring galaxy is Hoag's Object
The site assumes that you are viewing from London in the Northern Hemisphere and from Sydney in the Southern Hemisphere and are looking at the sky about 9 p.m. If you are looking at another time or location, you will need to adjust for your location.
The more south you are, the easier it is going to be to see the object. The object is extremely faint and you are going to need a large telescope. Although, its states a 8m telescope, you will probably need something just more powerful than a 8-10 inch telescope which can see objects up to about Magnitude 14. You would probably best asking professional telescope sellers for the best telescope needed, mine is a basic guide.
The only time you are going to ever see it is at the beginning of November and it will be on the horizon. You will need to go some where you can see horizon, away from built up places etc. It will be tough to spot due to its location and the fact that it is extremely faint.
The best time to see the galaxy is between Mid-November and April just above the horizon in a south easterly direction.
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||437,015,329,043,660.05|
|Concorde (Mach 2)||1,534.54||218,507,379,735,946.93|
|New Horizons Probe||33,000||10,160,858,015,151.52|
|Speed of Light||670,616,629.00||500,000,000.00|
|Right Ascension||00 37 41.1|
|Declination||-33 42 59|
|Visual / Apparent Magnitude||15.20|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires 8m Telescope - Magnitudes|
|Morphological Type||S:r D|
The image above showing the location of the object was generated using the free application Stellarium.
There's no register feature and no need to give an email address if you don't need to. All messages will be reviewed before being displayed. Comments may be merged or altered slightly such as if an email address is given in the main body of the comment.
You can decline to give a name which if that is the case, the comment will be attributed to a random star. A name is preferred even if its a random made up one by yourself.