Barred spiral galaxy NGC 6217
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 NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
The barred spiral galaxy NGC 6217 was photographed on 13 June and 8 July 2009, as part of the initial testing and calibration of Hubble’s ACS. The galaxy lies up to 90 million light-years away in the north circumpolar constellation Ursa Major.
NASA, ESA and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team
About the Image
|Release date:||9 September 2009, 17:00|
|Size:||2631 x 3289 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral|
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Barred
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Colours & filters
|435 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|625 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|814 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|658 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|