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NGC 1055 Facts

NGC 1055 is a spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of about 52,000,000.00 light years away in the constellation of Cetus.

It is also referred to as NGC(1055) 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. NGC 1055 was discovered in 1783 by Sir William Herschel.

The Spiral Galaxy's location is 2:41:45.2 (R.A.) and 0:26:35 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 11.00 Magnitude with an apparent dimension of 7.6 x 2.7 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye from Earth, you need a telescope to see it.

Travel Time to NGC 1055

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)
Walking48,718,016,177,000,000.00
Car120290,600,539,233,333.33
Airbus A38073647,380,522,701,086.96
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.26945,449,594,220,540.64
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.5422,724,767,492,538.48
New Horizons Probe33,0001,056,729,233,575.76
Speed of Light670,616,629.0052,000,000.00

Fact File


NameNGC 1055
TypeSpiral Galaxy
NGC Id1055
ConstellationCetus
Right Ascension2:41:45.2
Declination0:26:35
Distance (Lt.Yr)52,000,000
Apparent Dimension7.6 x 2.7
Visual / Apparent Magnitude11.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1783
DiscovererSir William Herschel
Sourcehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_1055


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