Discovery of New Milky Way Star Clusters Candidates in the 2 MASS Point Source Catalog

@inproceedings{Ivanov2002DiscoveryON,
  title={Discovery of New Milky Way Star Clusters Candidates in the 2 MASS Point Source Catalog},
  author={Valentin D. Ivanov and Jura Borissova and Peter Pessev and George R. Ivanov and R. Kurtev},
  year={2002}
}
A systematic search of the 2MASS point source catalog, covering 47% of the sky, was carried out aiming to reveal any hidden globular clusters in our Galaxy. Eight new star clusters were discovered by a search algorithm based on finding peaks in the apparent stellar surface density, and a visual inspection of their vicinities yielded additional two. They all are concentrated toward the Galactic plane and are hidden behind up to AV =20 mag which accounts for their late discovery. The majority of… CONTINUE READING
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