NGC/IC Project Restoration Effort
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Location and Magnitude
Right Ascension: 9:33:56.9
Year of discovery: 1870
Discovery aperture: 9.6
Summary description: eF, h 608 sp
NGC 2912 is a star described only in Schultz's note for his observation of
NGC 2911. The faint galaxy close following N2911 (taken as N2912 by all and
sundry) is much too faint for Schultz to have picked up with his 9.6-inch
refractor, especially given the considerably brighter star just a few arcsec
following (the 1950 position for the star is 09 31 12.07, +10 22 57.2).
Brian Skiff has suggested that N2912 is identical to N2914. But Schultz has
observations of both objects on the same three nights, calling N2914 nearly
as bright as N2911. Furthermore, Schultz's description of N2912 "eF, f h608
[N2911] some seconds, ab[out] 2' n, but not observable" places his "nova"
northeast of N2911, not southeast.
The only object in the area, bright enough that he could see, that matches his
estimated offsets, is the star that I list in the table. This may not be a
completely solid identification, but it is pretty close.
17.5" (2/20/88): mag 14.3 star situated 3.6' NE of NGC 2911. Misidentified as a "nova" by Schultz.