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North America Nebula (NGC7000) Facts

North America Nebula (NGC7000) Facts Emission Nebula in Cygnus

North America Nebula (NGC7000) is an emission nebula object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of about 1,600.00 light years away in the constellation of Cygnus.

It is also referred to as NGC(7000) 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 Emission Nebula's location is 20:59:17 (R.A.) and 44:31:44 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 4.00 Magnitude . The object can be seen with the naked eye from Earth, that is, you don't need a telescope/binoculars to see it.

North America Nebula (NGC7000) has a radius of 50 light years or to put it another way, it has a diameter of 100 light years. It would take a space ship 100 years travelling at the speed of light to get from one side to the other.

Travel Time to North America Nebula (NGC7000)

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 A3807361,457,862,236.96
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.2691,398,449,052.94
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.54699,223,615.16
New Horizons Probe33,00032,514,745.65
Speed of Light670,616,629.001,600.00

Fact File

NameNorth America Nebula (NGC7000)
TypeEmission Nebula
NGC Id7000
Right Ascension20:59:17
Distance (Lt.Yr)1,600
Radius (Lt.Yr)50.00
Visual / Apparent Magnitude4.00
Naked Eye VisibleYes - Magnitudes
CoprightN.A.S.A. JPL

Location of North America Nebula (NGC7000) Facts in Cygnus

North America Nebula (NGC7000) Facts Emission Nebula in Cygnus

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