IC 3229
DSS image of IC 3229
Overlaid DSS image of IC 3229, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around IC 3229

Type  Non-Existent
Right Ascension  12h 22' 52.8"  (2000)
Declination  6° 40' 48" N
Constellation  Virgo
Observing Notes

Harold Corwin

IC 3229 is often taken as the low surface brightness late-type galaxy (UGC 7448) 14 seconds of time following IC 3225 (= UGC 7441). However, Schwassmann's position and description make this unlikely. His position puts IC 3229 only 5 seconds of time following IC 3225, and he notes the object as being "on the edge of perceptibility." Furthermore, he found IC 3229 on just one plate, while IC 3225 appeared on two.

All of this is enough to make me question the usual identification and suggest that Schwassmann's object is actually a defect or no more than random grain clumping.
IC Notes by Harold Corwin
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Associated objects for IC 3229
Nearby objects for IC 3229

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IC 3229