Volume 440, Number 1, September II 2005
|Page(s)||403 - 408|
|Section||Catalogs and data|
|Published online||19 August 2005|
109 new Galactic open clusters
Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam, An der Sternwarte 16, 14482 Potsdam, Germany e-mail: [nkharchenko;apiskunov;rdscholz]@aip.de
2 Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Mönchhofstraße 12-14, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany e-mail: [nkhar;piskunov;roeser;elena]@ari.uni-heidelberg.de
3 Main Astronomical Observatory, 27 Academica Zabolotnogo Str., 03680 Kiev, Ukraine e-mail: email@example.com
4 Institute of Astronomy of the Russian Acad. Sci., 48 Pyatnitskaya Str., Moscow 109017, Russia e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 18 April 2005
We present a list of 130 Galactic Open Clusters, found in the All-Sky Compiled Catalogue of 2.5 Million Stars (ASCC-2.5). For these clusters we determined a homogeneous set of astrophysical parameters such as size, membership, motion, distance and age. In a previous work, 520 already-known open clusters out of a sample of 1700 clusters from the literature were confirmed in the ASCC-2.5 using independent, objective methods. Using these methods the whole sky was systematically screened for new clusters. The newly detected clusters show the same distribution over the sky as the known ones. It is found that without the a priori knowledge about existing clusters our search lead to clusters which are, on average, brighter, have more members and cover larger angular radii than the 520 previously-known ones.
Key words: techniques: photometric / catalogs / astrometry / stars: kinematics / open clusters and associations: general / Galaxy: stellar content
© ESO, 2005
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