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NGC 4526 Facts

NGC 4526 Facts Lenticular Galaxy in Virgo

NGC 4526 is a lenticular galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of about 55,000,000.00 light years away in the constellation of Virgo.

It is also referred to as NGC(4526) 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 4526 was discovered in 1784 by William Herschel.

The Lenticular Galaxy's location is 12:34:03.029 (R.A.) and 07:41:56.90 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 11.00 Magnitude . The object can not be seen by the naked eye from Earth, you need a telescope to see it.

Travel Time to NGC 4526

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)
Walking49,220,978,648,750,000.00
Car120307,365,954,958,333.33
Airbus A38073650,114,014,395,380.43
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.26948,071,686,194,802.61
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.5424,035,811,770,954.16
New Horizons Probe33,0001,117,694,381,666.67
Speed of Light670,616,629.0055,000,000.00

Fact File


NameNGC 4526
TypeLenticular Galaxy
NGC Id4526
ConstellationVirgo
Right Ascension12:34:03.029
Declination07:41:56.90
Distance (Lt.Yr)55,000,000
Visual / Apparent Magnitude11.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1784
DiscovererWilliam Herschel
Radial Velocity448
Sourcehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_4526


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