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NGC 5949 Facts

NGC 5949 Facts Dwarf Galaxy in Draco

NGC 5949 is a dwarf galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of about 44,000,000.00 light years away in the constellation of Draco.

It is also referred to as NGC(5949) 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 5949 was discovered in 1801 by William Herschel.

The Dwarf Galaxy's location is 15 28 0.49 (R.A.) and 64° 45' 47.07" (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 12.10 Magnitude . The object can not be seen by the naked eye from Earth, you need a telescope to see it.

It might look big but its only about 1/100th the mass of our Milky Way galaxy.

Travel Time to NGC 5949

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)
Walking47,376,782,919,000,000.00
Car120245,892,763,966,666.67
Airbus A38073640,091,211,516,304.35
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.26938,457,348,955,842.08
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.5419,228,649,416,763.33
New Horizons Probe33,000894,155,505,333.33
Speed of Light670,616,629.0044,000,000.00

Fact File


NameNGC 5949
TypeDwarf Galaxy
NGC Id5949
ConstellationDraco
Right Ascension15 28 0.49
Declination64° 45' 47.07"
Distance (Lt.Yr)44,000,000
Visual / Apparent Magnitude12.10
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1801
DiscovererWilliam Herschel
Radial Velocity424
Sourcehttps://www.spacetelescope.org/images/potw1732a/
CoprightSpace Telescope


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