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Merope Nebula (NGC1435) Facts

Merope Nebula (NGC1435) is a reflection nebula object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of about 440.00 light years away in the constellation of Taurus.

It is also referred to as NGC(1435) 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. Merope Nebula (NGC1435) was discovered in 1859 by Wilheim Tempel.

The Reflection Nebula's location is 03:46:1 (R.A.) and +23:47 (Dec.).

Travel Time to Merope Nebula (NGC1435)

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 A380736400,912,115.16
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.269384,573,489.56
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.54192,286,494.17
New Horizons Probe33,0008,941,555.05
Speed of Light670,616,629.00440.00

Fact File

NameMerope Nebula (NGC1435)
TypeReflection Nebula
NGC Id1435
Right Ascension03:46:1
Distance (Lt.Yr)440
Apparent Dimension30
Year of Discovery1859
DiscovererWilheim Tempel

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