NGC 2655 is a lenticular galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of about 80,000,000.00 light years away in the constellation of Camelopardalis.
It is also referred to as NGC(2655) 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 2655 was discovered in 1802 by William Herschel.
The Lenticular Galaxy's location is 8 55 40.08 (R.A.) and 78 13 23.43 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 10.10 Magnitude . The object can not be seen by the naked eye from Earth, you need a telescope to see it.
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||69,922,452,646,985.61|
|Concorde (Mach 2)||1,534.54||34,961,180,757,751.51|
|New Horizons Probe||33,000||1,625,737,282,424.24|
|Speed of Light||670,616,629.00||80,000,000.00|
|Right Ascension||8 55 40.08|
|Declination||78 13 23.43|
|Visual / Apparent Magnitude||10.10|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes|
|Year of Discovery||1802|
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