Object name: IC0359
IC 359 is a strange galaxy in Taurus about 180 million light-years distant. It is classified as E or S0? depending on the source. The only problem is that it has blue spiral arms. There are 2 of them that are wide open like an Sd galaxy. The eastern arm is broader and less distinct than the western. Are they faint because the galaxy is heavily obscured or because they really are faint? I favor the latter since they are quite blue. I'd expect extinction to make them white to somewhat red in color. There's, even more, confusion about this galaxy as some catalogs, and even my The Sky 6 Pro confuses it with nearby LBN 782 a reflection nebula. But it refers to the reflection nebula as Lorenzin IC 359 and identifies it as a nebula. It's original discovery by Lewis Swift on Christmas day 1891 misplaced it one minute to the east where there is nothing of interest. Most feel this was just a one digit error in noting the position. The declination was correct. LBN 782 is over a degree and a half away and not his object no matter what some catalogs say.