IC 3106
DSS image of IC 3106
Overlaid DSS image of IC 3106, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around IC 3106

Type  Unknown
Right Ascension  12h 17' 45.8"  (2000)
Declination  9° 36' 47" N
Constellation  Virgo
Observing Notes

Harold Corwin

IC 3106 is another star mistaken for a nebula by Schwassmann on his plate taken with a 6-inch telescope. Though he claims the nebula is elongated in PA = 95 degrees, this must be the result of a plate defect of some sort.

Remarkably, there is a galaxy about an arcminute distant with the correct PA. However, it is too faint (SDSS makes it 17.0 in their "g" band; this is around 17.2 or 17.3 in B) to have registered on Schwassmann's plate, so the star is almost certainly the correct object.
IC Notes by Harold Corwin
Other Data Sources for IC 3106
Nearby objects for IC 3106

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IC 3106