September 18, 2016

Spiral Galaxy NGC 6217

Spiral Galaxy NGC 6217

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.

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

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