Discovery of VVV CL001 A low-mass globular cluster next to UKS 1 in the direction of the Galactic bulge

  title={Discovery of VVV CL001 A low-mass globular cluster next to UKS 1 in the direction of the Galactic bulge},
  author={Dante Minniti and Maren Hempel and Ignacio Toledo and Valentin D. Ivanov and Javier Alonso-Garc'ia and Roberto K. Saito and M{\'a}rcio Catel{\'a}n and Douglas Geisler and Andr'es Jord'an and Jura Borissova and Manuela Zoccali and Radostin Kurtev and Giovanni Carraro and Beatriz Barbuy and Juan J. Clari'a and Marina Rejkuba and James P. Emerson and Cristian Moni Bidin},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
Context. It is not known how many globular clusters may have been left undetected towards the Galactic bulge. Aims. One of the aims of the VISTA Variables in the Via Lactea (VVV) Survey is to accurately measure the physical parameters of the known globular clusters in the inner regions of the Milky Way and to search for new ones, hidden in regions of large extinction. Methods. Deep near infrared images give deep JHKS-band photometry of a region surrounding the known globular cluster UKS 1 and… 

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