Object name: KKH003
The messy blue galaxy is kkh 003. NED classifies it as an irregular galaxy but adds a question mark indicating this is, well, questionable. It is located in northwestern Cetus about 170 million light-years distant It contains three blue star clouds almost in a line on its west side. NED refers to these as separate galaxies. Redshift for the upper two is virtually the same as for kkh 003 indicating they are really part of the galaxy. The lowest one has no redshift but I see no reason to assume it too is just a star cloud in the galaxy. It seems to have two faint horns going northeast from either side of the galaxy. I didn't see these in the POSS image I used when deciding to add it to my to-do list. If I had I'd have used more time to help bring them out. I already used twice my normal luminance data but it needs even more. Unfortunately, this one has no research on it other than basic parameters. To me, it looks possible it is the result of a merger. Note that's just possible. It may just be a rather ordinary blue irregular galaxy. One source called it a dwarf irregular. But if you include the faint "horns" it is about 50 thousand light-years in size which is rather large for a typical irregular galaxy, one reason I'm considering it being due to a merger. Another is due to the horns which could be plumes ripped from galaxies it has consumed. Pure conjecture on my part as I found nothing on this anyplace.