IC 3261
DSS image of IC 3261
Overlaid DSS image of IC 3261, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around IC 3261
PGC 169197, SDSS J122352.49+112852.6

Type  Galaxy
Magnitude  14.9
Size  0.73' x 0.37' @ 196°
Right Ascension  12h 23' 52.6"  (2000)
Declination  11° 28' 53" N
Constellation  Virgo
Description  pS, F* M, spir, doubtful
Classification  SABb?
Observing Notes

Harold Corwin

IC 3261 is probably one of two galaxies near Frost's position. I favor the smaller but brighter one because it matches his description -- "Sp., F * at center, d 1', doubtful" -- better than the larger, low-surface-brightness galaxy to the northeast. In particular, the "F * at center" is missing in the larger galaxy. But that object is closer to Frost's diameter of 1 arcmin. There are other fainter galaxies in the field, but I doubt that any of these would be bright enough to register on the 24-inch Bruce plate.

In any case, we're stuck until we can examine Frost's plate.
IC Notes by Harold Corwin
Other Data Sources for IC 3261
Nearby objects for IC 3261

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IC 3261