IC 3147
DSS image of IC 3147
Overlaid DSS image of IC 3147, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around IC 3147
MCG+02-31-091, PGC 39644, SDSS J121917.19+120058.2

Type  Galaxy
Size  0.31' x 0.248' @ 60°
Right Ascension  12h 19' 17.3"  (2000)
Declination  12° 0' 58" N
Constellation  Virgo
Description  vF, vS, stell
Classification  S(dS)
Observing Notes

Harold Corwin

IC 3147, like IC 3142 (which see), is probably the brighter of a pair. However, it was found by Schwassmann rather than Frost. On the 6-inch plate, Schwassmann describes it as "vF, vS, like a star, probably nebulous", and puts the position between the two galaxies. Could there be a defect involved, too?

So, while I'm inclined to take the brighter galaxy as IC 3147, I'm not at all sure.
IC Notes by Harold Corwin
Other Data Sources for IC 3147
Associated objects for IC 3147
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IC 3147