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2003A&A...410..565A - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 410, 565-575 (2003/11-1)

Searching for unknown open clusters in the Tycho-2 catalog.


Abstract (from CDS):

We present 11 new open cluster candidates found in a systematic search for unknown star clusters using the astrometric and photometric data included in the Tycho 2 catalog. The possible existence of these stellar aggregates is supported by the analysis of proper motions, color-magnitude diagrams, stellar density distributions, and by the visual inspection of the Digitized Sky Survey (DSS) plates. With these tools we were able to determine mean absolute proper motions as well as preliminary reddenings, distances and ages for the majority of the candidates. We found that most of them are possibly nearby (closer than ∼600pc) open clusters never studied before.

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

Nomenclature: Tables 1, 2: CL Alessi NN N=11 among (Nos 1-19).

CDS comments: Table 3 : component C of HIP 52436 not in Simbad.

Simbad objects: 45

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