NGC 4206
DSS image of NGC 4206
Overlaid DSS image of NGC 4206, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around NGC 4206
H II 165, GC 2795, IC 3064, MCG+02-31-066, UGC 7260, PGC 39183, SDSS J121516.80+130126.3

Type  Galaxy
Magnitude  12.15
Size  4.68' x 0.85' @ 0°
Right Ascension  12h 15' 16.8"  (2000)
Declination  13° 1' 26" N
Constellation  Virgo
Description  F, vmE
Classification  SA
Observing Notes

Harold Corwin

IC 3050 = NGC 4189, IC 3051 = NGC 4193, and IC 3064 = NGC 4206 all appeared in Schwassmann's list of nebulae in the Virgo Cluster. Their positions are all very close to the NGC positions, so I'm pretty sure that neither Schwassmann nor Dreyer checked the earlier catalogue closely before listing these as new nebulae.

There is no doubt about the identities; the positions and descriptions are too close to question. Adelaide Ames was the first to suggest all three identifications in her 1930 Virgo Cluster catalogue.
IC Notes by Harold Corwin
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NGC 4206