We acknowledge warmly the ESO Schmidt Telescope operators O. and G. Pizarro, and the efficiency of the Schmidt astronomers B. Reipurth and J. Brewer for the conduction of the observations. We would like to thank the whole MAMA team for its efficient support. We are grateful to R. Le Poole (Sterrenwacht Leiden) for facilitating the use of POSS I plates. We thank E. Bertin, L. Cambresy, J. Guibert, C. Loir and M. Odenkirchen for very helpful discussions. We acknowledge the W.E. Harris catalog of parameters for the galactic globular clusters. O. Gnedin gave us kindly an electronic version of his galactic globular cluster destruction rates. And we are very grateful to the referee, C. Grillmair, for his enlightening suggestions and comments which helped to improve this paper.
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Online publication: July 13, 2000