Object name: IC0480
I put IC 480/2MFGC 6287 on my to-do list when I saw an amateur image of it that showed it as very blue. An edge on galaxy may be blue at the ansae but usually is quite reddened for much of its length so this was highly unusual. Looking at the POSS images I thought I saw the same. But after processing, I find it is quite typical of flat edge on galaxies so wasn't blue after all. Still, it is a flat galaxy though not flat enough to make it into the Flat Galaxy Catalog but is in the 2 micron version which is a bit more lax on entrance requirements. Also, its dust lane is not straight as is typically seen and there are several bright blobs seen against the edge on galaxy. Several are listed at NED as being separate galaxies though I'm quite sure they are just star clouds in the galaxy as their redshift is very similar to IC 480. Though seeing such clouds is rare in edge on galaxies. It is classified by NED as Sbc and Sbc? by Seligman. It was discovered by Stephane Javelle on March 18, 1892. It is a rather large spiral at about 125,000 light-years in diameter assuming the redshift distance of 220 million light-years.
Related Designation(s):2MASS J07552317+2644369, 2MASX J07552302+2644459, 2MASXi J0755231+264433, 2MFGC 06287, AKARI J0755233+264434, ASK 179720.0, CGCG 0752.3+2652, CGCG 148-062, EON J118.847+26.741, IC 0480, IC0480, IRAS 07523+2652, IRAS F07523+2652, NSA 134718, NVSS J075523+264430, PGC 022188, SDSS J075523.17+264433.4, SDSS J075523.19+264428.4, SDSS J075523.22+264428.0, SDSS J075523.23+264428.0, UGC 04096, UZC J075523.3+264433, WBL 160-001, [TTL2012] 575747,