IC 3996
DSS image of IC 3996
Overlaid DSS image of IC 3996, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around IC 3996

Type  Star
Right Ascension  12h 59' 31.4"  (2000)
Declination  40° 28' 3" N
Constellation  Canes Venatici
Observing Notes

Harold Corwin

IC 3996 appeared to be a blended double star on the DSS1 image -- but the SDSS shows it to be a single star, just as I called it when I first went over the field. My interim classification as a blended double was wrong (these things happen; my apologies). The correct object is marked on a print of Wolf's original Bruce 16-inch refractor plate.
IC Notes by Harold Corwin
Other Data Sources for IC 3996
Associated objects for IC 3996
Nearby objects for IC 3996

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IC 3996