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NGC 520 Facts

NGC 520 is a colliding spiral galaxies object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of about 100,000,000.00 light years away in the constellation of Pisces.

It is also referred to as NGC(520) 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 520 was discovered in 1784 by William Herschel.

The Colliding Spiral Galaxies's location is 01:24:35.19 (R.A.) and 03:47:45.60 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 12.20 Magnitude . The object can not be seen by the naked eye from Earth, you need a telescope to see it.

This is the result of a collision between two galaxies that began 300 million years ago. It is about 100,000 Light Years across.

Travel Time to NGC 520

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 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 520
Type Colliding Spiral Galaxies
NGC Id520
Right Ascension01:24:35.19
Distance (Lt.Yr)100,000,000
Visual / Apparent Magnitude12.20
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1784
DiscovererWilliam Herschel
Radial Velocity2121
CoprightSpace Telescope

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