IC 3797
DSS image of IC 3797
Overlaid DSS image of IC 3797, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around IC 3797

Type  Non-Existent
Right Ascension  12h 48' 35"  (2000)
Declination  11° 35' 52" N
Constellation  Virgo
Observing Notes

Harold Corwin

IC 3797 must be a defect on Schwassmann's plate. His description is telling: "F, pS, perhaps FN, like an asteroid trail, geom N pt". I'm not sure about his last phrase ("pt" means "pointed"), but the first three make it clear that he was looking at an elongated object. In a note, he adds "Borders in α: -2.5s, +3.1s", probably the distances to the edges of the object from the nucleus.

Since there is nothing like that at his position, nor at reasonable digit offsets, this is most likely a plate defect.
IC Notes by Harold Corwin
Other Data Sources for IC 3797
Nearby objects for IC 3797

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IC 3797