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2008AJ....136.2102S - Astron. J., 136, 2102-2106 (2008/November-0)

A probable new globular cluster in the galactic disk.


Abstract (from CDS):

We report the discovery of a probable new globular cluster (GC) in the disk of the Milky Way. Visible in the Two Micron All Sky Survey and the GLIMPSE Survey, it has an estimated foreground extinction of AV∼ 24 mag. The absolute magnitude of the cluster and the luminosity function of the red giant branch are most consistent with that of an old GC with a mass of a few x105 M at a distance of 4-8 kpc.

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Journal keyword(s): galaxies: star clusters - globular clusters: general

Simbad objects: 2

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