IC 3158
DSS image of IC 3158
Overlaid DSS image of IC 3158, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around IC 3158

Type  Star
Right Ascension  12h 19' 49.9"  (2000)
Declination  9° 17' 23" N
Constellation  Virgo
Observing Notes

Harold Corwin

IC 3158 is perhaps the star that I've flagged with a colon in the table, though there may well be a plate defect involved, too. Schwassmann's description reads "eF, cS, ??, alpha ::, delta ::". The double query means that Schwassmann was not sure of the object's reality. Combined with his uncertainty about the position, the fairly bright star is only a possibility.

Indeed, Wolfgang has taken another fainter star to the north as the IC object. This could be right, too.

Adelaide Ames and Dorothy Carlson have simply said that the object is a star, but we do not know which one they were looking at. It's a shame the original plate has gone missing.
IC Notes by Harold Corwin
Other Data Sources for IC 3158
Associated objects for IC 3158
Nearby objects for IC 3158

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IC 3158