Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 6217
Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 6217
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News release ID: STScI-2009-25
Release Date: Sep 9, 2009
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

This is the first image of a celestial object taken with the newly repaired Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS). The camera was restored to operation during the STS-125 servicing mission to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope.

The barred spiral galaxy NGC 6217 was photographed on June 13 and July 8, 2009, as part of the initial testing and calibration of Hubble's ACS. The galaxy lies 60 million light-years away in the north circumpolar constellation Ursa Major.


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Astronomical, Galaxies, Hubble Telescope, Spiral Galaxies

Credits

NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team