IC 3018
DSS image of IC 3018
Overlaid DSS image of IC 3018, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around IC 3018
PGC 38627, SDSS J120924.95+133428.0

Type  Galaxy
Magnitude  14.4
Size  0.403' x 0.137' @ 0°
Right Ascension  12h 9' 25.0"  (2000)
Declination  13° 34' 29" N
Constellation  Coma Berenices
Description  R, lbM, mag 13.5
Classification  BCD
Observing Notes

Harold Corwin

IC 3018 is probably the brighter, southern-most of a pair of galaxies found on a Bruce refractor plate by Royal Frost (the northern is IC 3017, which see). However, Frost made the declination 30 arcmin too large; there is nothing at his nominal position which Dreyer copied correctly into the second IC.

The mistake was caught by Adelaide Ames while compiling her Virgo Cluster catalogue from the same plates that Frost examined. She words her note very cautiously (did she ever meet Frost?) and does not give the IC number in her table. However, I am pretty well convinced of the identity, so adopt it without reservations.
IC Notes by Harold Corwin
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IC 3018