A photograph of the globular cluster NGC 6380, which is located about 35 thousand light-years from Earth, has been published on the Hubble Space Telescope website.

NGC 6380 (other designations – GCL 68, ESO 333-SC14, Tonantsintla 1) is a globular cluster in the constellation Scorpio. The globular cluster was originally discovered in 1826 by the English astronomer James Dunlop, who worked for Sir Thomas Brisbane at his private observatory.

The very bright star at the top of the image is HD 159073, just 4,000 light-years from Earth.

The named structure is an amazingly beautiful globular star cluster. Such formations contain a large number of luminaries. The structure is closely related by gravity and revolves around the galactic center as a satellite.

This image was captured with the Hubble Wide Angle Camera 3 (WFC3).