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2017MNRAS.469.1545F - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 469, 1545-1552 (2017/August-1)

New compact star cluster candidates in the Galactic plane.


Abstract (from CDS):

The sample of known star clusters, the fundamental building blocks of galaxies, in the Milky Way is still extremely incomplete for objects beyond a distance of 1-2 kpc. Many of the more distant and young clusters are compact and hidden behind large amounts of extinction. We thus utilized the deep high-resolution near-infrared surveys UGPS and VVV to uncover so far unknown compact clusters and to analyse their properties. Images of all objects in the area covered by these two surveys, which are listed as galaxy in SIMBAD, have been inspected and 125 so far unknown stellar clusters and candidate clusters have been identified. Based on the frequent associations with star formation indicators (nebulosities, IRAS sources, H II regions, masers) we find that the typical cluster in our sample is young, at distances between 1-10 kpc and has a typical apparent radius of 25 arcsec. We suggest more systematic searches, e.g. at all positions of 2MASS extended sources to increase the completeness of the known cluster sample beyond distances of 2 kpc.

Abstract Copyright: © 2017 The Author Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society

Journal keyword(s): Galaxy: evolution - Galaxy: general - open clusters and associations: general - Galaxy: structure - galaxies: star clusters: general - galaxies: star clusters: general

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/MNRAS/469/1545): tablea1.dat>

Status at CDS : All or part of tables of objects could be ingested in SIMBAD with priority 2.

Simbad objects: 3

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