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2001A&A...376..434D - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 376, 434-440 (2001/9-3)

New infrared star clusters and candidates in the Galaxy detected with 2MASS.


Abstract (from CDS):

A sample of 42 new infrared star clusters, stellar groups and candidates was found throughout the Galaxy in the 2MASS J, H and especially KS atlases. In the Cygnus X region 19 new clusters, stellar groups and candidates were found as compared to 6 such objects in the previous literature. Colour-Magnitude Diagrams using the 2MASS Point Source Catalogue provided preliminary distance estimates in the range 1.0<d<1.8kpc for 7 Cygnus X clusters. Towards the central parts of the Galaxy 7 new IR clusters and candidates were found as compared to 61 previous objects. A search for prominent dark nebulae in KS was also carried out in the central bulge area. We report 5 dark nebulae, 2 of them are candidates for molecular clouds able to generate massive star clusters near the Nucleus, such as the Arches and Quintuplet clusters.

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Journal keyword(s): Galaxy: open clusters and associations: individual

Nomenclature: Fig.1: [DB2001] JHHMMSS.s+DDMMSS N=1. Table 1: [DB2001] Cl NN (Nos 1-42). Table 2: [DB2001] IRDN N (Nos 1-5).

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