IC 3161
DSS image of IC 3161
Overlaid DSS image of IC 3161, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around IC 3161

Type  Star
Right Ascension  12h 20' 1.2"  (2000)
Declination  8° 59' 57" N
Constellation  Virgo
Observing Notes

Harold Corwin

IC 3161 and IC 3162 are two stars, about 30 arcsec apart, which Schwassmann describes identically: "eF, vS, [perhaps] *". In a note attached to both, he goes on "I wonder if these are nebulous stars" (my free translation of his comment "in einer gemeinsamen Nebelhulle liegend"). His positions for both are very close to the modern positions, and the identities are sure.
IC Notes by Harold Corwin
Other Data Sources for IC 3161
Associated objects for IC 3161
Nearby objects for IC 3161

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IC 3161