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July 1, 1999 12:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1999-26

Hubble Images a Swarm of Ancient Stars

Technical facts about this news release:

About this Object 
Object Name: NGC 6093 (M80)
Object Description: Globular Cluster in the Milky Way Galaxy
Position (J2000): R.A. 16h 17m 03s
Dec. -22° 58' 30"
Constellation: Scorpius
Distance: 8.7 kiloparsecs (28,000 light-years)
Dimensions: The image is 3 arcminutes on the vertical side.
About the Data 
Instrument: WFPC2 
Exposure Dates: October 1994, August-October, 1997; January/April, 1996
Filters: F336W(U), F439(B), F555W(V), F675W(R)
Principal Astronomers: 1994/1997 Image: M. Shara (STScI, AMNH), D. Zurek (STScI), L. Drissen (Laval University). 

1996 Image: F. Ferraro (ESO), B. Paltrinieri (Universita La Sapienza), R. Rood (University of Virginia), B. Dorman (Raytheon STX & Laboratory for Astronomy & Solar Physics).

About this Image 
Image Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date: July 1, 1999 12:00 noon (EDT)
Orientation: North is toward the upper right of the image.