Object name: IC1508
IC 1508 is a somewhat distorted spiral galaxy in southeastern Pegasus about 180 million light-years distant. NED classifies it as Sdm: and Sdm by Seligman. What drew me to it was the odd bright cloud on the western side. In the Sloan image, it is very blue using their photometric filters which assign Uv to blue along with blue and green. Without Uv and with green not included in the blue data it comes out rather white in true RGB colors. I assume the Uv is due to super hot blue stars in the star cloud. Since such stars live only a few million years this cloud is likely rather young. I found virtually nothing on this galaxy and nothing at all on the source of the cloud. Including the faint plume to the north and faint short ones to the south, it is about 93,000 light-years in size. Plumes may indicate some sort of interaction in the past or even a late stage merger.
Related Designation(s):2MASS J23455508+1203423, 2MASX J23455505+1203422, 2MASXi J2345550+120342, 2MFGC 17832, 2MIG 3195, AKARI J2345553+120343, CGCG 2343.4+1147, CGCG 432-028, GALEXASC J234554.96+120342.3 , IC 1508, IC1508, IRAS 23433+1147, IRAS F23433+1147, KIG 1036, KIG 1036:[VOV2007] 055, KUG 2343+117, MCG +02-60-016, NSA 152595, NVSS J234555+120342, PGC 072345, SDSS J234555.08+120342.5, UGC 12773, UZC J234555.1+120342,