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Page last updated Oct 27, 2013
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IC 2950 (= PGC 36287)
Discovered (Jun 13, 1896) by
Stephane Javelle (1187)
A magnitude 14.2 spiral galaxy (type SABbc?) in Ursa Major (RA 11 41 37.8, Dec +37 59 33)
Apparent size 0.55 by 0.45 arcmin. A starburst galaxy.
SDSS image of spiral galaxy IC 2950
Above, a 0.6 arcmin wide SDSS image of IC 2950
Below, a 12 arcmin wide SDSS image centered on the galaxy
SDSS image of region near spiral galaxy IC 2950

IC 2951 (= PGC 36436)
Discovered (Mar 5, 1897) by
Friedrich Bidschof (84)
A magnitude 13.6 spiral galaxy (type Sa??) in Leo (RA 11 43 24.4, Dec +19 44 59)
Apparent size 1.4 by 0.7 arcmin?

IC 2952 (= PGC 36508)
Discovered (Jun 11, 1896) by
Stephane Javelle (1188)
A magnitude 14.9 spiral galaxy (type S??) in Ursa Major (RA 11 44 17.1, Dec +33 21 04)
Apparent size 0.4 by 0.3 arcmin?

IC 2953 (=
NGC 3855 = PGC 36530)
Discovered (May 8, 1864) by Heinrich d'Arrest (and later listed as NGC 3855)
Discovered (Jun 11, 1896) by Stephane Javelle (1189) (and later listed as IC 2953)
A magnitude 14.0 spiral galaxy (type SBb??) in Ursa Major (RA 11 44 25.8, Dec +33 21 21)
This entry will be primarily concerned with historical information; for anything else see NGC 3855.

IC 2954
Recorded (May 15, 1903) by
Stephane Javelle (1190)
A star in Leo (RA 11 45 03.2, Dec +26 47 12)

IC 2955 (= PGC 36603)
Discovered (Mar 28, 1886) by
Guillaume Bigourdan (406)
A magnitude 14.1 lenticular galaxy (type S0/a?) in Leo (RA 11 45 03.9, Dec +19 37 14)
Apparent size 0.9 by 0.9 arcmin?
SDSS image of lenticular galaxy IC 2955, also showing part of NGC 3862
Above, a 1.2 arcmin wide SDSS image of IC 2955, also showing part of NGC 3862 (which see)

IC 2956 (= PGC 36625)
Discovered (May 15, 1903) by
Stephane Javelle (1191)
A magnitude 13.8 spiral galaxy (type SBbc??) in Leo (RA 11 45 17.6, Dec +26 46 00)
Apparent size 1.2 by 0.8 arcmin?

IC 2957 (= PGC 36653)
Discovered (May 7, 1896) by
Stephane Javelle (1192)
A magnitude 14.1 lenticular galaxy (type SB0??) in Ursa Major (RA 11 45 37.0, Dec +31 17 58)
Apparent size 0.8 by 0.4 arcmin?

IC 2958 (= PGC 36665)
Discovered (Jun 11, 1896) by
Stephane Javelle (1193)
A magnitude 15.7 spiral galaxy (type SB??) in Ursa Major (RA 11 45 42.3, Dec +33 09 15)
Apparent size 0.5 by 0.4 arcmin?

IC 2959 (=
NGC 3871 = PGC 36702)
Discovered (Apr 3, 1831) by John Herschel (and later listed as NGC 3871)
Discovered (Jun 11, 1896) by Stephane Javelle (1194) (and later listed as IC 2959)
A magnitude 14.8 spiral galaxy (type Sb??) in Ursa Major (RA 11 46 10.1, Dec +33 06 34)
This entry will be primarily concerned with historical information; for anything else see NGC 3871.

IC 2960 (= PGC 36709)
Discovered (May 29, 1903) by
Stephane Javelle (1195)
A magnitude 14.8 spiral galaxy (type S??) in Ursa Major (RA 11 46 19.7, Dec +35 00 15)
Apparent size 0.5 by 0.3 arcmin?

IC 2961 (= PGC 36812)
Discovered (Jun 12, 1896) by
Stephane Javelle (1196)
A magnitude 14.7 lenticular galaxy (type S0??) in Ursa Major (RA 11 47 49.5, Dec +31 20 43)
Apparent size 0.2 by 0.1 arcmin?

IC 2962
Recorded (Feb 22, 1898) by
Lewis Swift (XI-123)
A lost or nonexistent object in Crater (RA 11 49 05.7, Dec -12 18 40)

IC 2963 (=
NGC 3915 = PGC 36933)
Discovered (Apr 24, 1784) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 3915)
Discovered (Mar 30, 1892) by Guillaume Bigourdan (284) (and later listed as IC 2963)
A magnitude 13.9 lenticular galaxy (type S0/a??) in Virgo (RA 11 49 24.2, Dec -05 07 05)
This entry will be primarily concerned with historical information; for anything else see NGC 3915.

IC 2964
Recorded (Apr 12, 1899) by
Guillaume Bigourdan (407)
A lost or nonexistent object in Leo (RA 11 49 52.4, Dec +12 03 01)

IC 2965 (=
NGC 3957 = PGC 37326)
Discovered (Feb 7, 1785) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 3957)
Discovered (Feb 20, 1898) by Lewis Swift (XI-124) (and later listed as IC 2965)
A magnitude 11.8 lenticular galaxy (type S0/a??) in Crater (RA 11 54 01.5, Dec -19 34 08)
This entry will be primarily concerned with historical information; for anything else see NGC 3957.

IC 2966
Discovered (May 8, 1826) by
James Dunlop (266)
An emission nebula in Musca (RA 11 50 12.9, Dec -64 52 17)
Apparent size 3.0 by 2.0 arcmin?

IC 2967 (= PGC 37042)
Discovered (Jun 12, 1896) by
Stephane Javelle (1197)
A magnitude 13.7 elliptical galaxy (type E2??) in Ursa Major (RA 11 50 55.2, Dec +30 51 04)
Apparent size 0.9 by 0.7 arcmin?

IC 2968 (= PGC 37192)
Discovered (Apr 2, 1894) by
Hermann Kobold (5, K)
A magnitude 14.5 lenticular galaxy (type S0/a??) in Leo (RA 11 52 30.5, Dec +20 37 33)
Apparent size 0.8 by 0.4 arcmin?

IC 2969 (= PGC 37196)
Discovered (May 4, 1897) by
Lewis Swift (XI-125)
A magnitude 12.9 spiral galaxy (type SB(r)bc?) in Virgo (RA 11 52 31.2, Dec -03 52 23)
Apparent size 1.3 by 0.8 arcmin.
DSS image of spiral galaxy IC 2969
Above, a 1.8 arcmin wide DSS image of IC 2969
Below, a 12 arcmin wide DSS image centered on the galaxy
DSS image of region near spiral galaxy IC 2969

IC 2970
Recorded (May 12, 1898) by
Lewis Swift (XI-126)
A lost or nonexistent object in Crater (RA 11 53 09.0, Dec -23 07 24)

IC 2971 (= PGC 37275)
Discovered (Jun 12, 1896) by
Stephane Javelle (1198)
A magnitude 14.9 spiral galaxy (type S??) in Ursa Major (RA 11 53 27.5, Dec +30 41 51)
Apparent size 0.3 by 0.2 arcmin?

IC 2972 (=
NGC 3952 = PGC 37285)
Discovered (Mar 11, 1787) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 3952)
Recorded (Mar 23, 1895) by Lewis Swift (XI-127) (and later listed as IC 2972)
A magnitude 13.1 spiral galaxy (type Sm??) in Virgo (RA 11 53 40.1, Dec -03 59 50)
This entry will be primarily concerned with historical information; for anything else see NGC 3952.

IC 2973 (= PGC 37308)
Discovered (Jun 12, 1896) by
Stephane Javelle (1199)
A magnitude 13.7 spiral galaxy (type SB(s)d?) in Ursa Major (RA 11 53 50.7, Dec +33 21 57)
Apparent size 1.35 by 0.75 arcmin.
SDSS image of spiral galaxy IC 2973
Above, a 1.8 arcmin wide SDSS image of IC 2973
Below, a 12 arcmin wide SDSS image centered on the galaxy
SDSS image of region near spiral galaxy IC 2973

IC 2974 (= PGC 37304)
Discovered (Mar 23, 1895) by
Lewis Swift (XI-128)
A magnitude 13.2 spiral galaxy (type Sc??) in Virgo (RA 11 53 48.7, Dec -05 10 06)
Apparent size 2.2 by 0.5 arcmin?

IC 2975
Recorded (1897) by
Lewis Swift (XII-9)
A lost or nonexistent object in Virgo (RA 11 54 06.0, Dec -05 33 42)

IC 2976 (=
NGC 3979 = PGC 37488)
Discovered (Apr 23, 1881) by Edward Holden (and later listed as NGC 3979)
Discovered (May 23, 1897) by Lewis Swift (XI-129) (and later listed as IC 2976)
A magnitude 12.9 lenticular galaxy (type S0??) in Virgo (RA 11 56 01.1, Dec -02 43 14)
This entry will be primarily concerned with historical information; for anything else see NGC 3979.

IC 2977 (= PGC 37405)
Discovered (Dec 29, 1897) by
Lewis Swift (XI-130)
A magnitude 12.3 spiral galaxy (type Sm??) in Centaurus (RA 11 55 14.5, Dec -37 41 46)
Apparent size 1.6 by 0.7 arcmin?

IC 2978 (= PGC 37515)
Discovered (Jun 12, 1896) by
Stephane Javelle (1200)
A magnitude 14.6 spiral galaxy (type SBcd??) in Ursa Major (RA 11 56 23.1, Dec +32 02 19)
Apparent size 1.1 by 0.4 arcmin?

IC 2979 (= PGC 37559)
Discovered (Jun 12, 1896) by
Stephane Javelle (1201)
A magnitude 13.5 lenticular galaxy (type SB0??) in Ursa Major (RA 11 56 54.2, Dec +32 09 31)
Apparent size 0.9 by 0.8 arcmin?

IC 2980 (= PGC 37612)
Discovered (Jun 12, 1901) by
DeLisle Stewart (356)
A magnitude 12.4 elliptical galaxy (type E3??) in Musca (RA 11 57 30.0, Dec -73 41 06)
Apparent size 1.2 by 1.0 arcmin?

IC 2981 (= PGC 37462)
Discovered (Jun 12, 1896) by
Stephane Javelle (1202)
A magnitude 14.0 spiral galaxy (type SBa??) in Ursa Major (RA 11 55 42.5, Dec +32 11 24)
Apparent size 0.4 by 0.3 arcmin?

IC 2982 (= PGC 37636 = "NGC 4004B")
Discovered (Apr 28, 1894) by
Guillaume Bigourdan (285)
A magnitude 14.3 lenticular galaxy (type E/S0??) in Leo (RA 11 57 51.3, Dec +27 52 06)
Sometimes needlessly called NGC 4004B since in general vicinity of NGC 4004. Apparent size 0.5 by 0.3 arcmin?

IC 2983
Recorded (Mar 30, 1892) by
Guillaume Bigourdan (286)
A lost or nonexistent object in Virgo (RA 11 58 16.0, Dec -02 06 36)

IC 2984 (= PGC 37734)
Discovered (Jun 6, 1896) by
Stephane Javelle (1203)
A magnitude 14.8 spiral galaxy (type SBcd?) in Ursa Major (RA 11 59 07.2, Dec +30 41 51)
Apparent size 1.0 by 0.7 arcmin.
SDSS image of spiral galaxy IC 2984
Above, a 1.2 arcmin wide SDSS image of IC 2984
Below, a 12 arcmin wide SDSS image centered on the galaxy, also showing IC 2985
SDSS image of region near spiral galaxy IC 2984, also showing IC 2985

IC 2985 (= PGC 37744)
Discovered (Jun 6, 1896) by
Stephane Javelle (1204)
A magnitude 14.2 spiral galaxy (type SBc? pec) in Ursa Major (RA 11 59 12.5, Dec +30 43 52)
Apparent size 1.0 by 0.4 arcmin.
SDSS image of spiral galaxy IC 2985
Above, a 1.2 arcmin wide SDSS image of IC 2985; for now see IC 2984 for a wider field

IC 2986 (= PGC 37795)
Discovered (Jun 6, 1896) by
Stephane Javelle (1205)
A magnitude 13.9 lenticular galaxy (type SB0??) in Ursa Major (RA 11 59 49.5, Dec +30 50 42)
Apparent size 0.7 by 0.6 arcmin?

IC 2987 (= PGC 38088)
Discovered (Jun 13, 1896) by
Stephane Javelle (1206)
A magnitude 14.6 spiral galaxy (type S??) in Ursa Major (RA 12 03 24.6, Dec +38 48 48)
Apparent size 0.5 by 0.3 arcmin?

IC 2988
Recorded (Mar 21, 1898) by
Guillaume Bigourdan (408)
A star in Virgo (RA 12 03 42.2, Dec +03 25 46)

IC 2989 (=
NGC 4139 = PGC 38213)
Discovered (Aug 10, 1863) by Heinrich d'Arrest (and later listed as NGC 4139)
Discovered (Mar 29, 1895) by Guillaume Bigourdan (287) (and later listed as IC 2989)
A magnitude 13.7 lenticular galaxy (type S0??) in NGC 4139 (RA 12 04 34.0, Dec +01 48 05)
This entry will be primarily concerned with historical information; for anything else see NGC 4139.

IC 2990 (= PGC 38219)
Discovered (May 7, 1904) by
Royal Frost (792)
A magnitude 15.1 spiral galaxy (type S??) in Virgo (RA 12 04 38.5, Dec +11 03 00)
Apparent size 0.8 by 0.3 arcmin?

IC 2991 (= PGC 38273)
Discovered (May 7, 1904) by
Royal Frost (793)
A magnitude 14.6 spiral galaxy (type Sbc??) in Virgo (RA 12 05 12.5, Dec +10 38 24)
Apparent size 0.7 by 0.2 arcmin?

IC 2992 (= PGC 38277)
Discovered (Jun 6, 1896) by
Stephane Javelle (1207)
A magnitude 14.1 spiral galaxy (type Sa??) in Ursa Major (RA 12 05 15.8, Dec +30 51 19)
Apparent size 0.6 by 0.5 arcmin?

IC 2993 (= PGC 3088758)
Discovered (May 26, 1903) by
Stephane Javelle (1208)
A magnitude 14.5 lenticular galaxy (type E/S0?) in Ursa Major (RA 12 05 38.3, Dec +32 49 20)
Apparent size 0.7 by 0.55 arcmin. IC 2993 is sometimes misidentified as PGC 3167495, hence the discussion immediately following.
SDSS image of lenticular galaxy IC 2993
Above, a 1.2 arcmin wide SDSS image of IC 2993

PGC 3167495 (not =
IC 2993)
Not an IC object but listed here since sometimes misidentified as IC 2993
A pair of galaxies in Ursa Major (RA 12 06 06.6, Dec +32 53 38)
(More to follow in the next iteration of this page.)
SDSS image of PGC 3167495, the pair of galaxies sometimes misidentified as IC 2993
Above, a 1.2 arcmin wide SDSS image of PGC 3167495, which is not IC 2993

IC 2994 (= PGC 38291)
Discovered (May 7, 1904) by
Royal Frost (794)
A magnitude 14.7 spiral galaxy (type S??) in Virgo (RA 12 05 27.9, Dec +12 42 11)
Apparent size 0.3 by 0.2 arcmin?

IC 2995 (= PGC 38330)
Discovered (Dec 30, 1898) by
Lewis Swift (XI-131)
A magnitude 12.2 spiral galaxy (type SBc??) in Hydra (RA 12 05 47.0, Dec -27 56 30)
Apparent size 3.0 by 0.8 arcmin?

IC 2996 (= PGC 38334)
Discovered (July, 1899) by
DeLisle Stewart (357)
A magnitude 13.5 spiral galaxy (type Sbc??) in Hydra (RA 12 05 48.5, Dec -29 58 19)
Apparent size 1.6 by 0.4 arcmin?

IC 2997
Recorded (May 7, 1894) by
Guillaume Bigourdan (288)
A lost or nonexistent object in Coma Berenices (RA 12 05 45.0, Dec +20 16 54)

IC 2998
Recorded (Apr 13, 1896) by
Guillaume Bigourdan (289)
A lost or nonexistent object in Coma Berenices(RA 12 05 54.0, Dec +20 45 00)

IC 2999 (= PGC 38352)
Discovered (May 26, 1903) by
Stephane Javelle (1209)
A magnitude 14.8 spiral galaxy (type Sbc?) in Ursa Major (RA 12 05 57.5, Dec +31 20 54)
Based on a recessional velocity of 6975 km/sec, IC 2999 is about 325 million light years away. Given that and its apparent size of 0.7 by 0.25 arcmins, it is about 65 thousand light years across.
SDSS image of spiral galaxy IC 2999
Above, a 1.2 arcmin SDSS image of IC 2999
Below, a 12 arcmin wide SDSS image centered on the galaxy
SDSS image of region near spiral galaxy IC 2999
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