IC 138
DSS image of IC 138
Overlaid DSS image of IC 138, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around IC 138

Type  Galaxy
RA (2000)  1h 33' 2.1"
Dec (2000)  0° 41' 5" N
Constellation  Cetus
Description  seyfert gxy
Observing Notes

Harold Corwin

IC 138 is one of five objects found by A.N. Skinner at Dearborn Observatory in 1867, and included in Truman Safford's list -- first referred to in the NGC Appendix -- included in the first IC. See IC 1528 for a bit more on this.

- IC Notes by Harold Corwin
Other Data Sources for IC 138
Nearby objects for IC 138
Acknowledgements and Credits...

Drawings, descriptions and CCD photos are copyright Andrew Cooper unless otherwise noted, no usage without permission.

Positional and some physical information is from the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Additional object data from the SIMBAD database, operated at CDS, Strasbourg, France.

The Digitized Sky Survey was produced at the Space Telescope Science Institute under U.S. Government grant NAG W-2166. The images of these surveys are based on photographic data obtained using the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain and the UK Schmidt Telescope.

Dark nebulae data from E.E. Barnard, A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way. Ed. Edwin B. Frost and Mary R. Calvert. Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1927

Object descriptions of Rev. Webb from Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes sixth edition, Rev. T.W. Webb, 1917, edited by Rev T.E.Espin.

NGC & IC object notes from Harold Corwin licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Additional supplementary material for NGC and IC catalog objects from Courtney Seligman with non-commercial use allowed, found at https://cseligman.com

IC 138