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NGC 2623 Facts

NGC 2623 Facts Galaxy in Cancer

NGC 2623 is a galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of about 250,000,000.00 light years away in the constellation of Cancer.

It is also referred to as NGC(2623) 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 Galaxy's location is 08h 38m 24.093 (R.A.) and +25d 45' 16.70 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 14.00 Magnitude . The object can not be seen by the naked eye from Earth, you need a telescope to see it.

Travel Time to NGC 2623

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)
Walking441,913,539,312,500,000.00
Car1201,397,117,977,083,333.33
Airbus A380736227,790,974,524,456.52
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.269218,507,664,521,830.02
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.54109,253,689,867,973.46
New Horizons Probe33,0005,080,429,007,575.76
Speed of Light670,616,629.00250,000,000.00

Fact File


NameNGC 2623
TypeGalaxy
NGC Id2623
ConstellationCancer
Right Ascension08h 38m 24.093
Declination+25d 45' 16.70
Distance (Lt.Yr)250,000,000
Visual / Apparent Magnitude14.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 8 - 10 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
DiscovererÉdouard Jean-Marie Stephan
Radial Velocity5486
Sourcehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_2623
CoprightN.A.S.A. / Hubble


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