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Skull and Crossbones Nebula Facts

Skull and Crossbones Nebula Facts Star-Forming Nebula in Puppis

Skull and Crossbones Nebula is a star-forming nebula object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of about 13,000.00 light years away in the constellation of Puppis.

It is also referred to as NGC(2467) 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 Star-Forming Nebula's location is 07 52 18.5 (R.A.) and -26 25 41 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 7.10 Magnitude . The object can not be seen by the naked eye from Earth, you need a telescope to see it.

Travel Time to Skull and Crossbones 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)
Walking42,179,504,044,250.00
Car12072,650,134,808.33
Airbus A38073611,845,130,675.27
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.26911,362,398,555.14
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.545,681,191,873.13
New Horizons Probe33,000264,182,308.39
Speed of Light670,616,629.0013,000.00

Fact File


NameSkull and Crossbones Nebula
TypeStar-Forming Nebula
NGC Id2467
ConstellationPuppis
Right Ascension07 52 18.5
Declination-26 25 41
Distance (Lt.Yr)13,000
Visual / Apparent Magnitude7.10
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Radial Velocity55.75
Sourcehttps://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1012a/
CoprightSpace Telescope


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