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2007MNRAS.374..399F - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 374, 399-408 (2007/January-2)

A systematic survey for infrared star clusters with|b| <20° using 2MASS.


Abstract (from CDS):

We used star density maps obtained from the Two-Micron All-Sky Survey (2MASS) to obtain a sample of star clusters in the entire Galactic Plane with|b| < 20°. A total of 1788 star cluster candidates are identified in this survey. Among those are 681 previously known open clusters and 86 globular clusters. A statistical analysis indicates that our sample of 1021 new cluster candidates has a contamination of about 50per cent. Star cluster parameters are obtained by fitting a King profile to the star density. These parameters are used to statistically identify probable new globular cluster candidates in our sample. A detailed investigation of the projected distribution of star clusters in the Galaxy demonstrates that they show a clear tendency to cluster on spatial scales in the order of 12-25pc, a typical size for molecular clouds.

Abstract Copyright: 2006 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2006 RAS

Journal keyword(s): methods: statistical - globular clusters: general - open clusters and associations: general

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/MNRAS/374/399): tablea1.dat tableb1.dat>

Nomenclature: Tables A1, B1: [FSR2007] NNNN N=1021 among (Nos 1-1786).

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

CDS comments: Cluster Whiting 1: WHI B0200-03 = NAME WHITING 1 in SIMBAD.

Simbad objects: 43

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