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Pencil Nebula Facts

Pencil Nebula Facts Supernova Remnant in Vela

Pencil Nebula is a supernova remnant object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of about 815.00 light years away in the constellation of Vela.

It is also referred to as NGC(2736) 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 Supernova Remnant's location is 09:00:17 (R.A.) and -45:54:57 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 12.00 Magnitude with an apparent dimension of 30x7 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye from Earth, you need a telescope to see it.

Travel Time to Pencil 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)
Airbus A380736742,598,576.95
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.269712,334,986.34
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.54356,167,028.97
New Horizons Probe33,00016,562,198.56
Speed of Light670,616,629.00815.00

Fact File

NamePencil Nebula
TypeSupernova Remnant
NGC Id2736
Right Ascension09:00:17
Distance (Lt.Yr)815
Apparent Dimension30x7
Visual / Apparent Magnitude12.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes

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