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J/A+A/447/921       Galactic Open Cluster Candidates         (Kronberger+, 2006)

New Galactic Open Cluster Candidates from DSS and 2MASS Imagery. Kronberger M., Teutsch P., Alessi B., Steine M., Ferrero L., Graczewski K., Juchert M., Patchick D., Riddle D., Saloranta J., Schoenball M., Watson C. <Astron. Astrophys. 447, 921 (2006)> =2006A&A...447..921K
ADC_Keywords: Clusters, open ; Planetary nebulae ; Morphology Keywords: Galaxy: open clusters and associations: general - HII regions - reflection nebulae - planetary nebulae: general Abstract: An inspection of DSS and 2MASS images of selected Milky Way regions led to the discovery of 66 stellar groupings whose morphologies, color-magnitude diagrams and stellar density distributions suggest that these objects are possible open clusters that are not yet listed in any catalogue. For 24 of these, which we consider to be the most likely candidates, we provide extensive descriptions on the basis of 2MASS photometry and their visual impression on DSS and 2MASS. Of those cluster candidates, 9 have fundamental parameters determined by fitting the color-magnitude diagrams with solar metallicity Padova isochrones. Additional 10 cluster candidates have distance moduli and reddenings derived from K magnitudes and (J-K) color indices of helium-burning red clump stars. As an addendum, we provide a list of a number of apparently yet unknown galactic and extragalactic objects which were also discovered during the survey. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table2.dat 108 240 Isochrone-fitted open cluster candidates (a), Open cluster candidates with RCs (b) or without fundamental parameters (c), list of additional (d) and suspected (e) open cluster candidates. table3.dat 83 23 List of galactic and extragalactic objects table4a.dat 83 111 List of additional galactic nebulae table4b.dat 83 30 List of additional extragalactic objects notes.dat 80 458 Individual notes
See also: II/246 : 2MASS All-Sky Catalog of Point Sources (Cutri+ 2003) Byte-by-byte Description of file: table2.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1 A1 --- Cat [abcde] Category of objects (1) 3- 5 A3 --- --- [DSH] 7- 19 A13 --- DSH DSH designation (JHHMM.m+DDMMA) 20 A1 --- n_DSH [*] indicates a note in notes.dat 22- 40 A19 --- Name Discoverer identification name 42- 43 I2 h RAh Right ascension (J2000) 45- 46 I2 min RAm Right ascension (J2000) 48- 51 F4.1 s RAs Right ascension (J2000) 53 A1 --- DE- Declination sign (J2000) 54- 55 I2 deg DEd Declination (J2000) 57- 58 I2 arcmin DEm Declination (J2000) 60- 61 I2 arcsec DEs Declination (J2000) 63- 66 F4.2 arcmin Dvis Visual diameter 67- 70 F4.2 mag E(B-V) ? Reddening (a and b only) 72- 75 F4.2 mag e_E(B-V) ? rms uncertainty on E(B-V) 77- 81 F5.2 mag (m-M)0 ? Distance modulus (a and b only) 83- 86 F4.2 mag e_(m-M)0 ? rms uncertainty on distance modulus 88- 92 F5.2 kpc Dist ? Distance (a and b only) 93- 95 F3.1 kpc e_Dist ? rms uncertainty on distance 97 A1 --- l_logt [<] upper limit flag 98-101 F4.2 [yr] logt ? age (a only) 103-106 F4.2 [yr] e_logt ? rms uncertainty on age 108 A1 --- Note [ab] Note (2)
Note (1): Category of cluster as follows: a = Isochrone-fitted open cluster candidates, 9 stars b = Open cluster candidates with He-burning Red Clump (RCs), 10 stars c = Open cluster candidates without fundamental parameters, 5 stars d = Additional open cluster candidates, 42 stars e = List of suspected open cluster candidates, 174 stars, classified as Cl* (Cluster of Stars) in Simbad Note (2): Note as follows: a = solution excludes giant stars b = solution includes giant stars
Byte-by-byte Description of file: table3.dat table4[ab].dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 3 A3 --- --- [DSH] 5- 17 A13 --- DSH DSH designation (JHHMM.m+DDMM) 18 A1 --- n_DSH [*] indicates a note in notes.dat 20- 46 A27 --- Name Discoverer identification name 47- 49 A3 --- ObjType Object type (SIMBAD-format) (1) 51- 52 I2 h RAh Right ascension (J2000) 54- 55 I2 min RAm Right ascension (J2000) 57- 60 F4.1 s RAs Right ascension (J2000) 62 A1 --- DE- Declination sign 63- 64 I2 deg DEd Declination (J2000) 66- 67 I2 arcmin DEm Declination (J2000) 69- 70 I2 arcsec DEs Declination (J2000) 72- 76 F5.2 arcmin Dmaj Major axis 77 A1 --- u_Dmaj Uncertainty flag on Dmaj 79- 82 F4.2 arcmin dmin Minor axis 83 A1 --- u_dmin Uncertainty flag on dmin
Note (1): Object type (SIMBAD-format) as follows: PN = Planetary Nebula PN? = Possible Planetary Nebula BNe = Bright Nebula G = Galaxy Neb = Nebula of unknown nature BNe = Bright Nebula HII = HII (ionized) region RNe = Reflection Nebula CGb = Cometary Globule DNe = Dark Nebula ClG = Cluster of Galaxies GrG = Group of Galaxies
Byte-by-byte Description of file: notes.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 3 A3 --- --- [DSH] 5- 17 A13 --- DSH DSH designation 19- 80 A62 --- Note Text of the note
Acknowledgements: Philipp Harald Teutsch, Philipp.Teutsch(at)
(End) Patricia Vannier [CDS] 20-Oct-2005
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