IC 3891
DSS image of IC 3891
Overlaid DSS image of IC 3891, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around IC 3891
PGC 2074181, SDSS J125458.24+360309.7, 2MASS J12545821+3603100

Type  Galaxy
Magnitude  15.4
Size  0.207' x 0.128' @ 100°
Right Ascension  12h 54' 58.3"  (2000)
Declination  36° 3' 10" N
Constellation  Canes Venatici
Description  vF, S, iF, diffic
Observing Notes

Harold Corwin

IC 3891 is a galaxy. Though I took it to be a star with a plate defect superposed during my survey of the IC objects in Wolf's fifth list, this is clearly incorrect (thanks to Malcolm Thomson for catching the mistake). The object is marked on a print of the original Bruce 16-inch refractor plate which Wolf examined, but is not clearly seen on the print. It is possible that it appears stellar on the POSS1 blue print which I looked at, but it is more likely that I simply made a mistake. DSS clearly shows it to be a galaxy.
IC Notes by Harold Corwin
Other Data Sources for IC 3891
Associated objects for IC 3891
Nearby objects for IC 3891

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IC 3891