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Pegasus Dwarf Irregular Galaxy Facts

Pegasus Dwarf Irregular Galaxy is a dwarf irregular galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of about 3,000,000.00 light years away in the constellation of Pegasus.

The Dwarf Irregular Galaxy's location is 23:28.36.2 (R.A.) and 14:44.35 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 13.00 Magnitude . The object can not be seen by the naked eye from Earth, you need a telescope to see it.

Pegasus Dwarf Irregular Galaxy has a radius of 13,046 light years or to put it another way, it has a diameter of 26,092 light years. It would take a space ship 26,092 years travelling at the speed of light to get from one side to the other.

This is one of two galaxies that are located within the confines of the constellation of Pegasus. It is probably best known for sci-fiers as being the galaxy which the Stargate Atlantis television is set in. They don't actually specify which galaxy is the actual one, its done by deduction. Major General Hank Landry talks about the galaxy being 3 million light years away which of the two galaxies, this is the one that best fits that distance. ref:wiki. The other galaxy is the Pegasus Dwarf Spheriodal Galaxy, another small and local galaxy to our own Milky Way.

Travel Time to Pegasus Dwarf Irregular 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 A3807362,733,491,694,293.48
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.2692,622,091,974,261.96
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.541,311,044,278,415.68
New Horizons Probe33,00060,965,148,090.91
Speed of Light670,616,629.003,000,000.00

Fact File

NamePegasus Dwarf Irregular Galaxy
TypeDwarf Irregular Galaxy
Right Ascension23:28.36.2
Distance (Lt.Yr)3,000,000
Radius (Lt.Yr)13,046.00
Visual / Apparent Magnitude13.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes

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