IC 3970
DSS image of IC 3970
Overlaid DSS image of IC 3970, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around IC 3970

Type  Star
Right Ascension  12h 59' 11.5"  (2000)
Declination  40° 24' 7" N
Constellation  Canes Venatici
Observing Notes

Harold Corwin

IC 3970 is probably the star near Wolf's position. However, that position is far enough off the star toward another one to the west, that I wonder if it applies to both stars. If so, then Wolf's position angle is close to being correct, too. But then, Wolf's "* 15 att p" is lost. So, I favor the single star explanation. At least one object is marked on a print of the original Bruce 16-inch refractor plate which Wolf examined, but the print is not clear enough to show the two stars separately, or any defects that might be involved.
IC Notes by Harold Corwin
Other Data Sources for IC 3970
Associated objects for IC 3970
Nearby objects for IC 3970

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IC 3970