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NGC 3021 Facts

NGC 3021 is a spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of about 100,000,000.00 light years away in the constellation of Leo Minor.

It is also referred to as NGC(3021) 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 Spiral Galaxy's location is 09:50:59.06 (R.A.) and 33:33:5.35 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 10.88 Magnitude . The object can not be seen by the naked eye from Earth, you need a telescope to see it.

This galaxy contains a number of Cepheid Variable stars, ones that can be used to calculate distances. An example of Cepheid Variable Star is Polaris, which is in our galaxy not that one.

Travel Time to NGC 3021

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)
Walking416,765,415,725,000,000.00
Car120558,847,190,833,333.33
Airbus A38073691,116,389,809,782.61
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.26987,403,065,808,732.01
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.5443,701,475,947,189.39
New Horizons Probe33,0002,032,171,603,030.30
Speed of Light670,616,629.00100,000,000.00

Fact File


NameNGC 3021
TypeSpiral Galaxy
NGC Id3021
ConstellationLeo Minor
Right Ascension09:50:59.06
Declination33:33:5.35
Distance (Lt.Yr)100,000,000
Visual / Apparent Magnitude10.88
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Angular Size 1.230 0.738 105 (NIR) C
Radial Velocity1600
Sourcehttps://www.spacetelescope.org/images/potw1513a/
CoprightSpace Telescope


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