IC 3800
DSS image of IC 3800
Overlaid DSS image of IC 3800, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around IC 3800
PGC 3796444

Type  Galaxy
Magnitude  15.5
Size  0.39' x 0.18' @ 90°
Right Ascension  12h 48' 27.4"  (2000)
Declination  36° 34' 31" N
Constellation  Canes Venatici
Description  F, S, iF, N
Observing Notes

Harold Corwin

IC 3800 is a close pair of galaxies, verified (as a single object) on the print of Wolf's plate. The separation is only 10 arcseconds; it is not yet known if these make a physical pair as the redshift for only the eastern galaxy is known (z = 0.0405). I had earlier speculated that the western object might simply be a plume from the eastern; it is not a plume, but an "early" barred spiral.
IC Notes by Harold Corwin
Other Data Sources for IC 3800
Nearby objects for IC 3800

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IC 3800