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IC 5201 Facts

IC 5201 Facts Barred Spiral Galaxy in Grus

IC 5201 is a barred spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of about 40,000,000.00 light years away in the constellation of Grus.

It is also referred to as IC5201 which is short for Index Catalogue number 5201. The Index Catalogue is an update to the earlier NGC catalogue. IC 5201 was discovered in 1900 by Joseph Lunt.

The Barred Spiral Galaxy's location is 22:20:59.18 (R.A.) and -46:2:2.16 (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 IC 5201

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 A38073636,446,555,923,913.04
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.26934,961,226,323,492.80
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.5417,480,590,378,875.75
New Horizons Probe33,000812,868,641,212.12
Speed of Light670,616,629.0040,000,000.00

Fact File

NameIC 5201
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Index Catalogue IdIC5201
Right Ascension22:20:59.18
Distance (Lt.Yr)40,000,000
Visual / Apparent Magnitude11.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1900
DiscovererJoseph Lunt
Radial Velocity914.9
CoprightSpace Telescope

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