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Heart Nebula Facts

Heart Nebula Facts Emission Nebula in Cassiopeia

Heart Nebula is an emission nebula object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of about 7,500.00 light years away in the constellation of Cassiopeia.

It is also referred to as IC1805 which is short for Index Catalogue number 1805. The Index Catalogue is an update to the earlier NGC catalogue.

The Emission Nebula's location is 02:33:22 (R.A.) and 61:26:36 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 18.00 Magnitude with an apparent dimension of 150x150 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye from Earth, you need a telescope to see it.

Heart Nebula has a radius of 100 light years or to put it another way, it has a diameter of 200 light years. It would take a space ship 200 years travelling at the speed of light to get from one side to the other.

Travel Time to Heart Nebula

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 A3807366,833,729,235.73
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.2696,555,229,935.65
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.543,277,610,696.04
New Horizons Probe33,000152,412,870.23
Speed of Light670,616,629.007,500.00

Fact File

NameHeart Nebula
TypeEmission Nebula
Index Catalogue IdIC1805
Right Ascension02:33:22
Distance (Lt.Yr)7,500
Radius (Lt.Yr)100.00
Apparent Dimension150x150
Visual / Apparent Magnitude18.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires 8m Telescope - Magnitudes

Location of Heart Nebula Facts in Cassiopeia

Heart Nebula Facts Emission Nebula in Cassiopeia

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