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Cocoon Galaxy Facts

Cocoon Galaxy is a barred spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of about 25,000,000.00 light years away in the constellation of Canes Venatici.

It is also referred to as NGC(4490) 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. Cocoon Galaxy was discovered in 1788 by William Herschel.

The Barred Spiral Galaxy's location is 12:30:36.2 (R.A.) and 41:38:38 (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 Cocoon Galaxy

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 A38073622,779,097,452,445.65
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.26921,850,766,452,183.00
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.5410,925,368,986,797.35
New Horizons Probe33,000508,042,900,757.58
Speed of Light670,616,629.0025,000,000.00

Fact File

NameCocoon Galaxy
TypeBarred Spiral Galaxy
NGC Id4490
ConstellationCanes Venatici
Right Ascension12:30:36.2
Distance (Lt.Yr)25,000,000
Visual / Apparent Magnitude10.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1788
DiscovererWilliam Herschel
Morphological TypeSB D ~

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