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.

Credit:

NASA, ESA and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team

About the Image

Id:heic0910s
Type:Observation
Release date:9 September 2009, 17:00
Related releases:heic0910
Size:2631 x 3289 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 6217
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Barred
Distance:90 million light years
Constellation:Ursa Minor
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):16 32 39.18
Position (Dec):78° 11' 47.82"
Field of view:2.20 x 2.74 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
R
625 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
H-alpha
658 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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