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NGC 3603 Facts

NGC 3603 is a nebula object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of about 20,000.00 light years away in the constellation of Carina.

It is also referred to as NGC(3603) 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. NGC 3603 was discovered in 1834 by John Herschel.

The Nebula's location is 11:15:23 (R.A.) and -61:15:00 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 9.00 Magnitude with an apparent dimension of 12.0 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye from Earth, you need a telescope to see it.

Travel Time to NGC 3603

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 A38073618,223,277,961.96
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.26917,480,613,161.75
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.548,740,295,189.44
New Horizons Probe33,000406,434,320.61
Speed of Light670,616,629.0020,000.00

Fact File

NameNGC 3603
NGC Id3603
Right Ascension11:15:23
Distance (Lt.Yr)20,000
Apparent Dimension12.0
Visual / Apparent Magnitude9.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1834
DiscovererJohn Herschel

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