IC 3887
DSS image of IC 3887
Overlaid DSS image of IC 3887, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around IC 3887

Type  Double Star
Right Ascension  12h 54' 43.7"  (2000)
Declination  40° 18' 17" N
Constellation  Canes Venatici
Description  vF, vS, iF, N
Observing Notes

Harold Corwin

IC 3887 is a double star, though the northwestern star is enough fainter that I missed it on the POSS1 O print. I called it a single star for several years. The correct object is clearly marked on a print of Wolf's original Bruce 16-inch refractor plate -- the two are completely merged there.
IC Notes by Harold Corwin
Other Data Sources for IC 3887
Nearby objects for IC 3887

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IC 3887