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NGC 6861 Facts

NGC 6861 Facts Lenticular Galaxy in Telescopium

NGC 6861 is a lenticular galaxy object of interest in space. in the constellation of Telescopium.

It is also referred to as NGC(6861) 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 6861 was discovered in 1826 by James Dunlop.

The Lenticular Galaxy's location is 20:7:19.28 (R.A.) and -48:22:11.72 (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 6861

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 6861
TypeLenticular Galaxy
NGC Id6861
ConstellationTelescopium
Right Ascension20:7:19.28
Declination-48:22:11.72
Visual / Apparent Magnitude11.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1826
DiscovererJames Dunlop
Radial Velocity2793
Sourcehttps://www.spacetelescope.org/images/potw1502a/
CoprightSpace Telescope


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