Incredible new Hubble pix: Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 6217

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    Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 6217

    This image of barred spiral galaxy NGC 6217 is the first image of a celestial object taken with the newly repaired Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) aboard the Hubble Space Telescope. The camera was restored to operation during the STS-125 servicing mission in May to upgrade Hubble.

    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 6 million light-years away in the north circumpolar constellation Ursa Major.

    Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team

    Painted Peach, carpecollum, and 24 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Fireflyinghome 56 months ago | reply

      I just have to say one thing ......WOW!!!

    2. Painted Peach 56 months ago | reply

      I look at this in awe and wonder!!

    3. inspire*dream*create* 40 months ago | reply

      Thank you so much for making this available under a creative commons license I used it here and credited you

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