Ghost of Jupiter (NGC3242) is a planetary nebula object of interest in space. in the constellation of Hydra.
It is also referred to as NGC(3242) 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. Ghost of Jupiter (NGC3242) was discovered in 1785 by Sir William Herschel.
The Planetary Nebula's location is 10:24:46.1 (R.A.) and -18:38:32.6 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 8.60 Magnitude . The object can not be seen by the naked eye from Earth, you need a telescope to see it.
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.
|Description||Speed (m.p.h.)||Time (years)|
|Speed of Sound (Mach 1)||767.269||0.00|
|Concorde (Mach 2)||1,534.54||0.00|
|New Horizons Probe||33,000||0.00|
|Speed of Light||670,616,629.00||0.00|
|Name||Ghost of Jupiter (NGC3242)|
|Visual / Apparent Magnitude||8.60|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes|
|Year of Discovery||1785|
|Discoverer||Sir William Herschel|
There's no register feature and no need to give an email address if you don't need to. All messages will be reviewed before being displayed. Comments may be merged or altered slightly such as if an email address is given in the main body of the comment.
You can decline to give a name which if that is the case, the comment will be attributed to a random star. A name is preferred even if its a random made up one by yourself.