|Size||0.263' x 0.211' @ 55°|
|Right Ascension||12h 38' 7.2" (2000)|
|Declination||10° 4' 57" N|
|Description||member of gxy group|
There are two clear candidates for this object -- a relatively larger, lower surface brightness galaxy preceding Frost's position; and a smaller, more compact object that is the brightest in a quadruple interacting system (this includes the triplet of fainter galaxies preceding the brighter object by about half an arcmin; there are other fainter galaxies in the area, too).
Most of the catalogues have taken the preceding low surface brightness galaxy as the IC object. However, it does not match Frost's description which reads "F, R, lbM, dia = 0.1 arcmin." The preceding object is actually closer to half an arcmin across.
So, while Frost does indeed have objects like it in his list, I don't believe that it was this galaxy that he picked up. Nevertheless, I'm out-voted on this, so have to put a colon on the IC number for the following, more compact galaxy. And I do have to include the preceding galaxy -- but I do so with a question mark firmly attached to the number.― IC Notes by Harold Corwin
|27 Virginis||IC 3510||IC 3517|
|IC 3518||IC 3525||IC 3548|
|IC 3562||IC 3607||IC 3608|
|IC 3625||IC 3633||IC 3634|
|IC 3638||IC 3647||NGC 4578|
|NGC 4596||NGC 4608||Rho Virginis|
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