Barred spiral galaxy
Astronomers, too, were giddy about Hubble's makeover. "We couldn't be more thrilled with the quality of the images from the new Wide Field Camera 3 and repaired Advanced Camera for Surveys, and the spectra from the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph and the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph," Keith Noll, a team leader at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, said in NASA's press release.
This view of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 6217, located 6 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major, was the first post-repair image of a celestial object taken with Advanced Camera for Surveys.
September 11, 2009 9:49 AM PDT
Photo by: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team
| Caption by: Jonathan Skillings
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