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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

Total Visual Magnitude:

V=7.3 magnitude

Distance:

8.7 kiloparsecs (28,000 light-years)

Scale of Image:

The image is 3 arcminutes on the vertical side.

About the Data

Instrument:

WFPC2

Exposure Dates:

October 1994, August-October, 1997; January/April, 1996

Exposure Time:

19 minutes

Filters:

F336W(U), F439(B), F555W(V), F675W(R)

Colors:

Chromatically ordered

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/Scale:

North is toward the upper right of the image.