IC 3792
DSS image of IC 3792
Overlaid DSS image of IC 3792, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around IC 3792

Type  Double Star
Right Ascension  12h 48' 14.2"  (2000)
Declination  11° 5' 11" N
Constellation  Virgo
Observing Notes

Harold Corwin

Previously, I had written:
IC 3792 is two faint stars, probably with a defect involved, too. Schwassmann's position is about 20 arcsec to the south. There is an extremely faint galaxy in the area, too, but it would not have appeared on the plate from the 6-inch refractor that Schwassmann was using.

Looking more closely at the field during my May 2015 review, I'm not so sure about this. There is a group of about half a dozen faint objects here; the two brightest are indeed stars, but the brighter galaxy is pretty close in apparent magnitude to the stars.

Given that Schwassmann's position is well off the center of this group of objects, I am no longer sure that his object is directly involved with what we now see on the sky. His description merely reads "vF, S" so is little help.

All this has led me to include positions for the galaxies, and question marks on everything here -- aside from Schwassmann's original position, of course.
Other Data Sources for IC 3792
Associated objects for IC 3792
Nearby objects for IC 3792

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IC 3792