Egg Nebula has alternative name(s) :- V1610 Cygnus, V1610 Cyg.
More details on objects' alternative names can be found at Star Names .
The location of the supergiant star in the night sky is determined by the Right Ascension (R.A.) and Declination (Dec.), these are equivalent to the Longitude and Latitude on the Earth. The Right Ascension is how far expressed in time (hh:mm:ss) the star is along the celestial equator. If the R.A. is positive then its eastwards. The Declination is how far north or south the object is compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For Egg Nebula, the location is 21h 02m 18.27 and +36° 41` 37.0 .
Egg Nebula has a spectral type of F5Iae C. This means the star is a yellow to white supergiant star.
The Parallax of the star is given as 1.09 which gives a calculated distance to Egg Nebula of 3003.35 light years from the Earth or 920.81 parsecs. It is about 2,014,096,452,707 miles from Earth.
The star is roughly 189,929,372.79 Astronomical Units from the Earth/Sun give or take a few. An Astronomical Unit is the distance between Earth and the Sun. The number of A.U. is the number of times that the star is from the Earth compared to the Sun.
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||2,625,019,976.97|
|Concorde (Mach 2)||1,534.54||1,312,508,277.86|
|New Horizons Probe||33,000||61,033,225.84|
|Speed of Light||670,616,629.00||3,003.35|
|Primary / Proper / Traditional Name||Egg Nebula|
|Alternative Names||V1610 Cygnus, V1610 Cyg|
|Spectral Type||F5Iae C|
|Constellation's Main Star||No|
|Multiple Star System||No / Unknown|
|Star Type||very luminous Supergiant Star|
|Colour||Yellow - White|
|Right Ascension (R.A.)||21h 02m 18.27|
|Declination (Dec.)||+36° 41` 37.0|
|Distance from Earth||1.09 Parallax (milliarcseconds)|
|3003.35 Light Years|
|189,929,372.79 Astronomical Units|
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.