Galaxia espiral NGC 6753

In this image, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, you can see NGC 6753. It is a spiral galaxy (, located in the constellation of Pavo (The Peacock,, about 150 million light-years away from Earth.

NGC 6753 is close enough – in astronomical terms – to allow for detailed studies of its galactic corona ( A giant sphere of invisible hot gas surrounding the galaxy.

The blue areas in the spiral arms are zones of ongoing star formation (

NGC 6753 was discovered on July 5th, 1836, by the English astronomer John Herschel (

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Image credit: NGC 6753 ESA/Hubble & NASA Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt CC BY 4.0