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Page last updated Aug 21, 2017
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IC 850 (= PGC 45491)
Discovered (May 10, 1893) by
Stephane Javelle (758)
A magnitude 14.3 spiral galaxy (type Scd pec?) in Virgo (RA 13 07 50.2, Dec -00 52 05)
Based on a recessional velocity of 5410 km/sec, about 240 million light years away. Given that and apparent size of 0.8 by 0.2(?) arcmin, about 55 thousand light years across.
SDSS image of spiral galaxy IC 850
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of IC 850
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy, also showing IC 849
SDSS image of region near spiral galaxy IC 850, also showing IC 849

IC 851 (= PGC 45552)
Discovered (Feb 25, 1892) by
Herbert Wilson
A magnitude 14.1 spiral galaxy (type Sb??) in Coma Berenices (RA 13 08 34.2, Dec +21 03 00)
Apparent size 1.0 by 0.4 arcmin?

IC 852 (= PGC 45472)
Discovered (Apr 17, 1888) by
Lewis Swift (VII-29)
A magnitude 13.6 lenticular galaxy (type E/S0??) in Ursa Major (RA 13 07 36.7, Dec +60 09 28)
Apparent size 1.1 by 0.9 arcmin?

IC 853 (=
IC 4205 = PGC 45560)
Discovered (Jun 8, 1890) by Edward Swift (IX-37) (and later listed as IC 853)
Discovered (May 23, 1897) by Lewis Swift (XI-151) (and later listed as IC 4205)
A magnitude 13.6 spiral galaxy (type SBab??) in Ursa Major (RA 13 08 41.6, Dec +52 46 28)
Apparent size 1.6 by 1.3 arcmin?

IC 854 (= PGC 45664)
Discovered (Jul 19, 1892) by
Stephane Javelle (227)
A magnitude 14.2 spiral galaxy (type (R)SBbc??) in Coma Berenices (RA 13 09 49.9, Dec +24 34 39)
Apparent size 0.8 by 0.6 arcmin?

IC 855 (= PGC 45725)
Discovered (May 15, 1893) by
Stephane Javelle (759)
A magnitude 13.6 elliptical galaxy (type E5??) in Virgo (RA 13 10 36.9, Dec -04 29 07)
Apparent size 1.1 by 0.6 arcmin?

IC 856 (= PGC 45733)
Discovered (Jul 11, 1892) by
Stephane Javelle (228)
A magnitude 14.4 spiral galaxy (type S??) in Coma Berenices (RA 13 10 41.6, Dec +20 32 13)
Apparent size 1.0 by 0.2 arcmin?

IC 857 (= PGC 45983)
Discovered (Jul 23, 1892) by
Stephane Javelle (229)
A magnitude 13.8 spiral galaxy (type SBb??) in Coma Berenices (RA 13 13 50.1, Dec +17 04 33)
Apparent size 0.9 by 0.7 arcmin?

IC 858 (= PGC 46069)
Discovered (May 19, 1892) by
Stephane Javelle (230)
A magnitude 12.7 lenticular galaxy (type S0??) in Coma Berenices (RA 13 14 51.9, Dec +17 13 38)
Apparent size 1.4 by 1.1 arcmin?

IC 859 (= PGC 46074)
Discovered (Jun 23, 1892) by
Stephane Javelle (231)
A magnitude 14.1 lenticular galaxy (type E/S0??) in Coma Berenices (RA 13 14 57.2, Dec +17 13 33)
Apparent size 0.9 by 0.9 arcmin?

IC 860 (= PGC 46086)
Discovered (Jun 16, 1892) by
Stephane Javelle (232)
A magnitude 14.5 spiral galaxy (type S??) in Coma Berenices (RA 13 15 03.5, Dec +24 37 06)
Apparent size 0.8 by 0.5 arcmin?

IC 861 (= PGC 46092)
Discovered (May 5, 1891) by
Rudolf Spitaler (21)
A magnitude 14.6 lenticular galaxy (type S0/a??) in Canes Venatici (RA 13 15 07.5, Dec +34 19 42)
Apparent size 0.8 by 0.5 arcmin?

IC 862 (= PGC 46181)
Discovered (Jun 11, 1891) by
Stephane Javelle (233)
A magnitude 14.2 elliptical galaxy (type E??) in Coma Berenices (RA 13 16 15.4, Dec +20 02 51)
Apparent size 0.4 by 0.4 arcmin?

IC 863 (= PGC 46270)
Discovered (May 25, 1892) by
Stephane Javelle (234)
A magnitude 13.2 lenticular galaxy (type SB0/a??) in Virgo (RA 13 17 12.2, Dec -17 15 17)
Apparent size 1.2 by 0.9 arcmin?

IC 864 (= PGC 1633794)
Discovered (Jun 11, 1891) by
Stephane Javelle (235)
A magnitude 15.2 spiral galaxy (type S??) in Coma Berenices (RA 13 17 08.4, Dec +20 41 33)
Apparent size 0.5 by 0.2 arcmin?

IC 865 (= PGC 158675)
Discovered (May 15, 1893) by
Stephane Javelle (760)
A magnitude 14.5 spiral galaxy (type Sa??) in Virgo (RA 13 17 35.4, Dec -05 50 00)
Apparent size 0.5 by 0.3 arcmin?

IC 866 (= PGC 46279)
Discovered (Apr 22, 1889) by
Lewis Swift (VIII-69)
A magnitude 14.7 spiral galaxy (type SBb??) in Coma Berenices (RA 13 17 16.7, Dec +20 41 29)
Apparent size 1.1 by 0.3 arcmin?

IC 867 (= PGC 46283)
Discovered (Apr 22, 1889) by
Lewis Swift (VIII-68)
A magnitude 13.9 spiral galaxy (type SBc??) in Coma Berenices (RA 13 17 19.7, Dec +20 38 15)
Apparent size 1.4 by 1.0 arcmin?

IC 868 (= PGC 46281)
Discovered (Apr 22, 1889) by
Lewis Swift (VIII-71)
A magnitude 14.6 spiral galaxy (type S??) in Coma Berenices (RA 13 17 28.5, Dec +20 36 44)
Apparent size 0.5 by 0.5 arcmin? Apparent companion of IC 870 and perhaps PGC 1632104.

PGC 1632104
Not an IC object but listed here since a possible companion of
IC 868
A magnitude 15.9 lenticular galaxy (type S0??) in Coma Berenices (RA 13 17 30.1, Dec +20 37 15)
Apparent size 0.3 by 0.1 arcmin? Perhaps a companion of IC 868, which see for images. (Listed in NED as 2MASX J13173018+2037133.)

IC 869
Recorded (Jun 11, 1891) by
Stephane Javelle (239)
A magnitude 14? star in Coma Berenices (RA 13 17 29.9, Dec +20 41 04)

IC 870 (= PGC 46286)
Discovered (Apr 22, 1889) by
Lewis Swift (VIII-72)
A magnitude 14.7 spiral galaxy (type Sc??) in Coma Berenices (RA 13 17 30.7, Dec +20 35 59)
Apparent size 0.7 by 0.4 arcmin?

IC 871 (= PGC 46321)
Discovered (Jun 5, 1893) by
Stephane Javelle (761)
A magnitude 13.4 spiral galaxy (type Sb??) in Virgo (RA 13 17 58.6, Dec +04 24 15)
Apparent size 1.7 by 0.8 arcmin?

IC 872 (= PGC 46342)
Discovered (Apr 28, 1891) by
Lewis Swift (X-21)
A magnitude 14.4 spiral galaxy (type Sab??) in Virgo (RA 13 18 18.6, Dec +06 20 10)
Apparent size 0.9 by 0.3 arcmin?

IC 873 (= PGC 46345)
Discovered (Jun 5, 1893) by
Stephane Javelle (762)
A magnitude 14.0 "compact" galaxy (type C??) in Virgo (RA 13 18 16.2, Dec +04 27 54)
Apparent size 0.4 by 0.4 arcmin?

IC 874 (= PGC 46410)
Discovered (Mar 14, 1888) by
Frank Muller (599)
A magnitude 12.7 lenticular galaxy (type SB0??) in Hydra (RA 13 19 00.5, Dec -27 37 42)
Apparent size 1.2 by 1.0 arcmin?

IC 875 (= PGC 46263)
Discovered (Jun 15, 1890) by
Lewis Swift (IX-38)
A magnitude 12.8 lenticular galaxy (type S0??) in Ursa Major (RA 13 17 07.5, Dec +57 32 24)
Apparent size 1.4 by 0.8 arcmin?

IC 876 (= PGC 46370)
Discovered (Jun 5, 1893) by
Stephane Javelle (763)
A magnitude 14.3 spiral galaxy (type SB??) in Virgo (RA 13 18 34.6, Dec +04 29 10)
Apparent size 0.8 by 0.7 arcmin?

IC 877
Recorded (Apr 28, 1891) by
Lewis Swift (X-22)
A lost or nonexistent object in Virgo (RA 13 19 00.0, Dec +06 05 00)

IC 878
Recorded (Apr 28, 1891) by
Lewis Swift (X-23)
A lost or nonexistent object in Virgo (RA 13 19 00.0, Dec +06 07 18)

IC 879 (=
IC 4222 = PGC 46479)
Discovered (Feb 16, 1888) by Frank Muller (602) (and later listed as IC 879)
Discovered (Mar 28, 1898) by Lewis Swift (XI-154) (and later listed as IC 4222)
A magnitude 13.2 spiral galaxy (type SBab??) in Hydra (RA 13 19 40.3, Dec -27 25 45)
Apparent size 1.4 by 1.2 arcmin?

IC 880
Recorded (Apr 28, 1891) by
Lewis Swift (X-24)
A lost or nonexistent object in Virgo (RA 13 19 07.7, Dec +06 06 06)

IC 881 (= PGC 46498)
Discovered (Jul 22, 1892) by
Stephane Javelle (241)
A magnitude 13.8 spiral galaxy (type Sa??) in Coma Berenices (RA 13 19 56.3, Dec +15 51 01)
Apparent size 1.6 by 0.4 arcmin?

IC 882 (= PGC 46508)
Discovered (Jul 22, 1892) by
Stephane Javelle (242)
A magnitude 13.8 spiral galaxy (type S??) in Coma Berenices (RA 13 20 07.0, Dec +15 53 53)
Apparent size 0.8 by 0.6 arcmin?

IC 883 (= PGC 46560 =
Arp 193)
Discovered (May 1, 1891) by Rudolf Spitaler (22)
A magnitude 13.8 irregular galaxy (type Im? pec) in Canes Venatici (RA 13 20 35.5, Dec +34 08 19)
Apparent size 1.4 by 0.7 arcmin? Used by the Arp Atlas as an example of a galaxy with narrow filaments. Undoubtedly the result of the collision of two galaxies (at least one of which was probably a spiral galaxy) whose cores either overlap or have essentially merged.
SDSS image of irregular galaxy IC 883, also known as Arp 193
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of IC 883
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy
SDSS image of region near irregular galaxy IC 883, also known as Arp 193

IC 884
Recorded (Apr 24, 1887) by
Lewis Swift (VI-53)
A lost or nonexistent object in Virgo (RA 13 21 54.8, Dec -12 43 42)

IC 885 (= PGC 46722)
Discovered (May 3, 1889) by
Lewis Swift (VIII-73)
A magnitude 13.5 elliptical galaxy (type E0??) in Coma Berenices (RA 13 22 31.0, Dec +21 19 00)
Apparent size 0.8 by 0.8 arcmin?

IC 886 (= PGC 1058761)
Discovered (Jun 10, 1893) by
Stephane Javelle (764)
A magnitude 15.3 elliptical galaxy (type E0??) in Virgo (RA 13 23 57.4, Dec -04 23 41)
Apparent size 0.3 by 0.3 arcmin?

IC 887
Recorded (Apr 24, 1887) by
Lewis Swift (VI-55)
A lost or nonexistent object in Virgo (RA 13 24 12.0, Dec -12 27 38)

IC 888 (=
NGC 5136 = PGC 46905)
Discovered (Apr 12, 1784) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 5136)
Discovered (May 3, 1889) by Lewis Swift (VIII-74) (and later listed as IC 888)
A magnitude 14.0 elliptical galaxy (type E1??) in Virgo (RA 13 24 51.4, Dec +13 44 17)
This entry will be primarily concerned with historical information; for anything else see NGC 5136.

IC 889 (= PGC 47050)
Discovered (May 14, 1892) by
Stephane Javelle (243)
A magnitude 14.5 "compact" galaxy (type C??) in Virgo (RA 13 26 37.5, Dec +11 52 12)
Apparent size 0.3 by 0.3 arcmin?

IC 890 (= PGC 170253)
Discovered (Jul 8, 1893) by
Stephane Javelle (765)
A magnitude 14.7 spiral galaxy (type S??) in Virgo (RA 13 28 25.4, Dec -16 05 31)
Apparent size 0.9 by 0.3 arcmin?

IC 891 (= PGC 47418)
Discovered (Jun 8, 1893) by
Stephane Javelle (766)
A magnitude 14.3 lenticular galaxy (type E/S0??) in Virgo (RA 13 29 59.8, Dec +00 18 21)
Apparent size 0.5 by 0.5 arcmin?

IC 892 (= PGC 47564)
Discovered (Jul 4, 1893) by
Stephane Javelle (767)
A magnitude 12.9 lenticular galaxy (type S0??) in Virgo (RA 13 31 45.8, Dec -02 42 45)
Apparent size 1.5 by 1.0 arcmin?

IC 893 (= PGC 47566)
Discovered (Jul 4, 1893) by
Stephane Javelle (768)
A magnitude 14.1 spiral galaxy (type Sab??) in Virgo (RA 13 31 47.4, Dec -02 36 41)
Apparent size 1.1 by 0.3 arcmin?

IC 894 (= PGC 47597)
Discovered (Jun 23, 1892) by
Stephane Javelle (244)
A magnitude 14.2 spiral galaxy (type Sbc??) in Coma Berenices (RA 13 32 04.7, Dec +17 02 58)
Apparent size 1.1 by 0.4 arcmin?

IC 895 (=
NGC 5273 = PGC 48521)
Discovered (May 1, 1785) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 5273)
Also observed (Apr 24, 1827) by John Herschel (and later listed as NGC 5273)
Also observed (Sep 1, 1888) by Lewis Swift (and later listed as IC 895)
A magnitude 11.6 lenticular galaxy (type SA(s)0) in Canes Venatici (RA 13 42 08.4, Dec +35 39 16)
Historical Lack Of Identification: Per Dreyer, IC 895 (Swift list VIII (#75), 1860 RA 13 25 59, NPD 53 37.2) is "very faint, pretty large, round, suddenly brighter middle, double star?". The position precesses to RA 13 32 17.7, Dec +35 39 31, but there is nothing there nor anywhere near there, and as a result it was thought to be a lost or nonexistent object until August 2017.
Swift's Observations of Sep 1, 1888: On the evening that Swift recorded his list VIII #75 he also recorded three other objects, of which only one (now known as IC 511) appeared to have a position corresponding to an actual object. The other three objects (which became IC 895, IC 1028 and IC 1045) lay in fields devoid of any reasonable candidate for what he might have seen. As it happens, the other two were eventually (in the early 1970's) assigned identifications to objects that really had nothing to recommend them, so their "identifications" have always been considered suspect; but in the case of IC 895, no one could think of any identification, reasonable or otherwise.
The Light Dawns: In mid August 2017 Steve Gottlieb suggested that IC 895 might be an observation of NGC 5273, with a 10 minute error in its right ascension, and while checking that possibility Harold Corwin discovered that assigning a correction of 10 minutes to the right ascensions of Swift's three "iffy" observations yielded positions that placed all of them near excellent candidates for what Swift observed. After receiving a private communication about this from Corwin, I discovered that even IC 511, though apparently a good fit for the galaxy that was assigned to its entry, also has an error of 10 minutes of time in its right ascension, and the presence of the now-former IC 511 was merely an accident. That makes it certain that Swift, who usually measured the positions of nebulae with setting circles instead of micrometric measurements, and often had consistent errors in right ascension due to mis-setting or mis-reading his setting circles, made a 10 minute error in right ascension throughout the night of Sep 1, 1888, and that the objects corresponding to right ascensions corrected for that error are what he actually observed.
The New Identification Of IC 895: Adding 10 minutes to the 1860 position for IC 895 (that is, changing it to RA 13 35 59) yields a position that precesses to RA 13 42 12.3, Dec +35 40 20, which lies just off the northeastern rim of NGC 5273, a galaxy which fits Swift's description very well, and since applying a similar correction in right ascension to all the objects observed by Swift on the night in question also yields far more satisfactory identifications for those IC entries, IC 895 must be a misrecorded observation of NGC 5273.
Physical Information: Given the duplicate entry, see NGC 5273 for anything else.

IC 896 (= PGC 47794)
Discovered (Jul 26, 1892) by
Stephane Javelle (245)
A magnitude 13.4 elliptical galaxy (type E3??) in Virgo (RA 13 34 10.1, Dec +04 52 08)
Apparent size 1.2 by 0.8 arcmin?

IC 897 (= PGC 47816)
Discovered (May 20, 1890) by
Guillaume Bigourdan (180)
A magnitude 14.8 spiral galaxy (type S??) in Coma Berenices (RA 13 34 19.3, Dec +17 50 53)
Apparent size 0.6 by 0.2 arcmin?

IC 898 (= PGC 47796)
Discovered (May 24, 1892) by
Stephane Javelle (246)
A magnitude 14.5 spiral galaxy (type S??) in Virgo (RA 13 34 09.5, Dec +13 16 48)
Apparent size 0.6 by 0.4 arcmin?

IC 899 (= PGC 170267)
Discovered (Jun 10, 1893) by
Stephane Javelle (769)
A magnitude 14.3 elliptical galaxy (type E0??) in Virgo (RA 13 34 59.4, Dec -08 05 28)
Apparent size 0.5 by 0.5 arcmin?
DSS image of elliptical galaxy IC 899
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of IC 899
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy
DSS image of region near elliptical galaxy IC 899
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