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NGC 2841 Facts

NGC 2841 Facts Unbarred Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major

NGC 2841 is an unbarred spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of about 30,000,000.00 light years away in the constellation of Ursa Major.

It is also referred to as NGC(2841) 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 2841 was discovered in 1788 by William Herschel.

The Unbarred Spiral Galaxy's location is 09:22:02.6 (R.A.) and +50:58:35 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 10.00 Magnitude . The object can not be seen by the naked eye from Earth, you need a telescope to see it.

Travel Time to NGC 2841

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 A38073627,334,916,942,934.78
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.26926,220,919,742,619.60
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.5413,110,442,784,156.82
New Horizons Probe33,000609,651,480,909.09
Speed of Light670,616,629.0030,000,000.00

Fact File

NameNGC 2841
TypeSpiral Galaxy
NGC Id2841
ConstellationUrsa Major
Right Ascension09:22:02.6
Distance (Lt.Yr)30,000,000
Visual / Apparent Magnitude10.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1788
DiscovererWilliam Herschel

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