IC 4002
DSS image of IC 4002
Overlaid DSS image of IC 4002, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around IC 4002
NPM1G +37.0378, PGC 44648

Type  Galaxy
Magnitude  15
Size  0.43' x 0.22' @ 70°
Right Ascension  12h 59' 41"  (2000)
Declination  36° 45' 49" N
Constellation  Canes Venatici
Classification  cG
Observing Notes

Harold Corwin

IC 4002 may be a faint interacting double system, or it may be a single galaxy with two bright knots at the centers of its two lobes. Even the SDSS image is not clear enough to distinguish the possibilities. The redshifts of the two objects are similar enough (z = 0.0151 and 0.0149) that they don't help distinguish the possibilities.

Whatever the case, I've given positions for both objects, and have adopted the mean for IC 4002 which clearly encompasses both.
IC Notes by Harold Corwin
Other Data Sources for IC 4002
Associated objects for IC 4002
Nearby objects for IC 4002

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IC 4002