IC 3087
DSS image of IC 3087
Overlaid DSS image of IC 3087, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around IC 3087

Type  Double Star
Right Ascension  12h 16' 26.4"  (2000)
Declination  13° 17' 16" N
Constellation  Virgo
Description  F, S, eE 30deg , neb?
Observing Notes

Harold Corwin

IC 3087 is three stars, a close double and a single star, rather widely separated, but in the correct position angle to match Schwassmann's description ("F, pS, like a line, 30 degrees"). The close double is clearly resolved in the SDSS image, and has a very faint galaxy just north.

Schwassmann also has a separate listing for NGC 4222 -- about 1.3 arcminutes to the northwest, and which he has at the correct position angle (58 degrees) -- so IC 3087 cannot be identical to it as suggested in CGCG and MCG.
IC Notes by Harold Corwin
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IC 3087