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New Galactic Star Clusters Discovered in the Disk Area of the VVVX Survey.

Borissova, J., Ivanov, V.D., Lucas, P.W., Kurtev, R., Alonso-Garcia, J., Ramirez Alegria, Sebastien, Minniti, D., Froebrich, Dirk, Hempel, M., Medina, N., and others. (2018) New Galactic Star Clusters Discovered in the Disk Area of the VVVX Survey. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, . ISSN 1365-2966. (doi:10.1093/mnras/sty2354)

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Abstract

The “VISTA Variables in the V´?a L´actea eXtended (VVVX)” ESO Public Survey is a

towards the Galactic

and gas. The pipeline processed and calibrated KS-band tile images of 40% of the

we identified cluster candidates by examination of the composite JHKS color images.

possible the Gaia DR2 parameters are used to calculate the mean proper motions,

clusters and stellar groups. Approximately, half of them (47%) are faint, compact,

formation, such as nearby Young Stellar Objects, Masers, H ii regions or bubbles. The

most of the cluster candidates are centered at 2.2 kpc. The mean proper motions of

the clusters, show that in general, they follow the disk motion of the Galaxy.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/mnras/sty2354
Uncontrolled keywords: Galaxy: open clusters and associations, Galaxy: disk, Infrared: stars
Subjects: Q Science
Q Science > QB Astronomy
Q Science > QB Astronomy > QB460 Astrophysics
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences > Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences
Depositing User: Dirk Froebrich
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2018 09:29 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 21:05 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/68928 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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