IC 3017
DSS image of IC 3017
Overlaid DSS image of IC 3017, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around IC 3017
PGC 1435797, SDSS J120922.82+133705.4

Type  Galaxy
Magnitude  15.9
Size  0.33' x 0.224' @ 65°
Right Ascension  12h 9' 22.8"  (2000)
Declination  13° 37' 5" N
Constellation  Coma Berenices
Description  R, bM, dif, mag 14.5
Classification  S
Observing Notes

Harold Corwin

Nearly all the modern catalogues follow CGCG in assigning the number IC 3017 to the brighter, southern of a pair of faint galaxies northwest of the center of the Virgo Cluster. This, however, is probably wrong as this brighter galaxy is likely to be IC 3018 (which see) with a 30 arcmin error in its declination. The fainter galaxy is almost certainly IC 3017 -- Frost's nominal position is closer to this object. Adelaide Ames, working from the same plate as Frost, agrees; she adopted his position for the entry for this galaxy in her Virgo Cluster catalogue.
IC Notes by Harold Corwin
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Associated objects for IC 3017
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IC 3017