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NGC 6120 Facts

NGC 6120 Facts Galaxy in Corona Borealis

NGC 6120 is a galaxy object of interest in space. in the constellation of Corona Borealis.

It is also referred to as NGC(6120) 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 6120 was discovered in 1787 by William Herschel.

The Galaxy's location is 16:19:48.1164627156 (R.A.) and +37:46:27.683323532 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 13.90 Magnitude . The object can not be seen by the naked eye from Earth, you need a telescope to see it.

Travel Time to NGC 6120

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)
Walking40.00
Car1200.00
Airbus A3807360.00
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.2690.00
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.540.00
New Horizons Probe33,0000.00
Speed of Light670,616,629.000.00

Fact File


NameNGC 6120
TypeGalaxy
NGC Id6120
ConstellationCorona Borealis
Right Ascension16:19:48.1164627156
Declination+37:46:27.683323532
Visual / Apparent Magnitude13.90
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 8 - 10 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1787
DiscovererWilliam Herschel
Radial Velocity9049
Sourcehttp://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-id?Ident=Ngc%206120


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