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IC 348 Facts

IC 348 is a star-forming nebula object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of about 1,028.00 light years away in the constellation of Perseus.

It is also referred to as IC348 which is short for Index Catalogue number 348. The Index Catalogue is an update to the earlier NGC catalogue.

The Star-Forming Nebula's location is 03:44:34 (R.A.) and +32:09.8 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 7.00 Magnitude . The object can not be seen by the naked eye from Earth, you need a telescope to see it.

Travel Time to IC 348

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 A380736936,676,487.24
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.269898,503,516.51
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.54449,251,172.74
New Horizons Probe33,00020,890,724.08
Speed of Light670,616,629.001,028.00

Fact File

NameIC 348
TypeStar-Forming Nebula
Index Catalogue IdIC348
Right Ascension03:44:34
Distance (Lt.Yr)1,028
Visual / Apparent Magnitude7.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes

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