IC 3366
DSS image of IC 3366
Overlaid DSS image of IC 3366, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around IC 3366
PGC 213994

Type  Galaxy
Magnitude  15
Size  0.3' x 0.17' @ 170°
Right Ascension  12h 27' 12"  (2000)
Declination  9° 24' 35" N
Constellation  Virgo
Description  vF, vS
Observing Notes

Harold Corwin

IC 3366 is a faint galaxy just south of NGC 4424. Schwassmann made some error in his measurement or reduction of it and a nearby star -- both are just 4.0 seconds west and 15 arcsec south of his positions. His description of the galaxy is appropriate: "vF, vS, nf surr m n". The last bit "translates" as something like "surrounded by much nebulosity north-following." (He uses the same phrase to describe IC 3339 = NGC 4411, which see, where the description is a bit more apt because of the star superposed on the galaxy.)

Whatever happened, I am confident of the identification because of the note about the "nebulosity" to the northeast. This is clearly a reference to NGC 4424.
IC Notes by Harold Corwin
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IC 3366