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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 6217 portrayed by Hubble with the ACS

Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 6217 portrayed by Hubble with the ACS
Click on the image for full resolution (3.7 MB)

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 6 million light-years away in the north circumpolar constellation Ursa Major.
The full resolution image weighs 3.7 MB, so please be patient when downloading!
Credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team

2 comment(s):

Catherine Laplace-Builhe said...

Merveilleuse NGC 6217 !!! Merci à toi pour toutes ces splendeurs !

Jean-Baptiste Faure said...

C'est avec le plus grand plaisir Catherine !! Merci à toi pour tes encouragements !! :)

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