IC 3914
DSS image of IC 3914
Overlaid DSS image of IC 3914, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around IC 3914
PGC 2079346

Type  Galaxy
Magnitude  15.7
Size  0.2' x 0.2' @ 0°
Right Ascension  12h 56' 22.8"  (2000)
Declination  36° 21' 39" N
Constellation  Canes Venatici
Description  eF, vS, iF, N
Classification  E0??
Observing Notes

Harold Corwin

On the DSS, this is a double object, with a star being about 12 arcsec northwest of a galaxy. On the print of the original plate, there is an apparent plate defect superposed. The defect -- which may only be present on the print of the original plate -- stretches to the northeast from the galaxy. Wolf's mark points at the galaxy itself.

My earlier assessment of this as a single star and a defect may be the result of the appearance of the object on the POSS1 blue print. On the red print, and on the DSS, it is clearly a galaxy with a neighboring star. My thanks to Malcolm Thomson who called my attention to the discrepancy.
IC Notes by Harold Corwin
Other Data Sources for IC 3914
Nearby objects for IC 3914

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IC 3914