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Fireworks Galaxy Facts

Fireworks Galaxy Facts HII Galaxy in Cygnus

Fireworks Galaxy is a hii galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of about 22,000,000.00 light years away in the constellation of Cygnus.

It is also referred to as NGC(6946) 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.

The HII Galaxy's location is 20 34 52.332 (R.A.) and +60 09 13.24 (Dec.).

It gets its name, Fireworks Galaxy because of the number of Supernova explosions that have been reported in the galaxy.

Travel Time to Fireworks Galaxy

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 A38073620,045,605,758,152.17
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.26919,228,674,477,921.04
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.549,614,324,708,381.66
New Horizons Probe33,000447,077,752,666.67
Speed of Light670,616,629.0022,000,000.00

Fact File

NameFireworks Galaxy
TypeSpiral Galaxy
NGC Id6946
Right Ascension20 34 52.332
Declination+60 09 13.24
Distance (Lt.Yr)22,000,000
Apparent Dimension11.5 x 9.6
Morphological TypeSAB(rs)cd D
Radial Velocity48

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