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August 3, 2000 01:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2000-25

A Dying Star in Globular Cluster M15

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: Messier 15 - M15 - NGC 7078
Object Description: Globular Cluster in the Milky Way Galaxy
Position (J2000): R.A. 21h 29m 58s
Dec. +12° 10' 00"
Constellation: Pegasus
Distance: About 40,000 light-years
Dimensions: The image is about 17 light-years (86.5 arcseconds) in the vertical dimension.
About the Data
Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Date(s): December 1998
Exposure Time: 3.7 hours
Principal Astronomers: H. E. Bond, D. R. Alves, M. Livio, L. K. Fullton, K. G. Schaefer (STScI)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date: August 3, 2000 1:00 a.m. (EDT)
Filters: F439W (β), F547M (Stromgren y), F502N ([O III]), F656N (H α), F814W (I)