IC 2681
DSS image of IC 2681
Overlaid DSS image of IC 2681, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around IC 2681

Type  Unknown
RA (2000)  11h 16' 33.4"
Dec (2000)  11° 12' 26" N
Constellation  Leo
Description  cB, vS
Observing Notes

Harold Corwin

IC 2681. There is nothing exactly at Wolf's position on his plate. However, examining the print of the plate carefully in January of 2015, I see two possible objects that may have been Wolf's intended nebula. One is the galaxy CGCG 067-048, and the other is a star to its northwest. The galaxy, however, appears stellar on the print of the plate, while the star seems to have a defect superposed that makes the object look like a planetary nebula as noted in Wolf's description.

I've put question marks on both objects, and suggest that there is some error in Wolf's measurement or reduction that threw his position off.

- IC Notes by Harold Corwin
Other Data Sources for IC 2681
Nearby objects for IC 2681
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 2681