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Age and Metallicity Distribution of the Galactic Bulge from Extensive Optical and Near-IR Stellar Photometry
We present a new determination of the metallicity distribution, age, and luminosity function of the Galactic bulge stellar population. By combining near-IR data from the 2MASS survey, from the SOFIExpand
Distances of the bulge globular clusters Terzan 5, Liller 1, UKS 1, and Terzan 4 based on HST NICMOS photometry
Context. A large number of pulsars and X-rays sources are detected in globular clusters. To understand the structure and content of these clusters, accurate distances are required. Aims. We deriveExpand
Theoretical isochrones compared to 2MASS observations: Open clusters at nearly solar metallicity
We study classical disk clusters at nearly solar metallicity with ages in the range 200 Myr - 6 Gyr using 2MASS pho- tometry and theoretical isochrones. As a first step we employ J, H and K Johnson'sExpand
VISTA Variables in the Via Lactea (VVV): The public ESO near-IR variability survey of the Milky Way
Original article can be found at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/13841076 Copyright Elsevier B.V.
Globular Cluster System and Milky Way Properties Revisited
Aims. Updated data of the 153 Galactic globular clusters are used to readdress fundamental parameters of the Milky Way, such as the distance of the Sun to the Galactic centre, the bulge and haloExpand
A general catalogue of extended objects in the Magellanic System
We update the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), Bridge and Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) catalogues of extended objects that were constructed by members of our group from 1995 to 2000. In addition to theExpand
Near-coeval formation of the Galactic bulge and halo inferred from globular cluster ages
THE morphology of our Galaxy is characterized by a disk of stars moving on circular orbits, surrounding a central spheroidal body of stars on high-velocity, randomly oriented orbits. The spheroid isExpand
New infrared star clusters in the southern Milky Way with 2MASS
We carried out a 2MASS J, H and Ks survey of infrared star clusters in the Milky Way sector 230 <'< 350. This zone was the least studied in the literature, previously including only 12 infraredExpand
The Line-of-Sight Depth of Populous Clusters in the Small Magellanic Cloud
We present an analysis of age, metal abundance, and positional data on populous clusters in the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) with the ultimate aim of determining the line-of-sight (LOS) depth of theExpand