IC 3279
DSS image of IC 3279
Overlaid DSS image of IC 3279, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

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Type  Double Star
Right Ascension  12h 24' 24.0"  (2000)
Declination  12° 51' 9" N
Constellation  Virgo
Description  pF, S; 2 st?
Observing Notes

Harold Corwin

IC 3279 is two stars, oriented very nearly east-west. Schwassmann describes his object as "pF or pB, S, perhaps 2 stars, p 11.8, f 10.8". While his magnitudes are estimates, the eastern star is indeed the brighter and thus secures the identification.
IC Notes by Harold Corwin
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IC 3279