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J/A+A/450/105       Properties of 153 Galactic globular clusters   (Bica+, 2006)

Globular cluster system and Milky Way properties revisited. Bica E., Bonatto C., Barbuy B., Ortolani S. <Astron. Astrophys. 450, 105 (2006)> =2006A&A...450..105B
ADC_Keywords: Clusters, globular ; Abundances, [Fe/H] ; Stars, distances Keywords: Galaxy: globular clusters: general - Galaxy: structure Abstract: 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 halo structural parameters, and cluster destruction rates. We build a reduced sample that has been decontaminated of all the clusters younger than 10Gyrs and of those with retrograde orbits and/or evidence of relation to dwarf galaxies. The reduced sample contains 116 globular clusters that are tested for whether they were formed in the primordial collapse. Description: Parameters of the 153 presently known globular clusters in the Galaxy are listed in Table 1. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table1.dat 150 153 Updated globular cluster parameters: the GC05 sample
See also: VII/103 : Galactic Globular Clusters (Monella 1985) VII/151 : Galactic Globular Clusters Structure Parameters (Webbink 1985) VII/202 : Globular Clusters in the Milky Way (Harris, 1997) J/A+A/391/945 : HST photometry of 74 galactic globular clusters (Piotto+, 2002) J/A+A/432/851 : Distance of 72 Galactic globular clusters (Recio-Blanco+, 2005) Byte-by-byte Description of file: table1.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 16 A16 --- Cluster Main globular cluster designation 17 A1 --- r_Cluster [±] Reference for Cluster parameters (1) 19- 24 F6.2 deg GLON Galactic longitude 26- 31 F6.2 deg GLAT Galactic latitude 33- 36 F4.2 mag E(B-V) Reddening 37 A1 --- n_E(B-V) [a] based on Schlegel et al. (1998ApJ...500..525S) 39- 43 F5.2 [Sun] [Fe/H] ?=- Metallicity 44 A1 --- n_[Fe/H] [b] based on the conclusion by Willman et al. (2005AJ....129.2692W) that the cluster is more metal-poor than Pal5 46- 50 F5.1 kpc Dist Distance from the Sun 52- 56 F5.1 kpc GDisti ?=- Input Galactocentric distance from Harris database (Cat. VII/202, 2003 update) 58- 62 F5.1 kpc GDisto Output Galactocentric distance from this work 64- 69 F6.2 kpc x Input heliocentric x component 71- 76 F6.2 kpc y Input heliocentric y component 78- 83 F6.2 kpc z Input heliocentric z component 85- 99 A15 --- Notes Notes (2) 101-150 A50 --- ONames Additional GC designations as compiled from the literature by one of us (E. Bica)
Note (1): References as follows: + = cluster parameters from Willman et al. (2005AJ....129.2692W) - = cluster parameters from Carraro (2005ApJ...621L..61C) Note (2): Notes use the conventions: S = Sagittarius C = Canis Major Y = Younger than 10Gyr R = Retrograde orbit DN = Dwarf nucleus ST = Sagittarius tidal tail CT = Canis Major tidal tail (1) = da Costa & Armandroff (1995AJ....109.2533D) (2) = Mackey & van den Bergh (2005MNRAS.360..631M) (3) = Rosenberg et al. (1999AJ....118.2306R) (4) = Carraro (2005ApJ...621L..61C) (5) = van den Bergh (1993AJ....105..971V) (6) = Cote et al. (1999AJ....118..406C) (7) = Siegel et al. (2001, Cat. J/AJ/121/935) (8) = Guo et al. (1993AJ....105.2182G) (9) = Forbes, Strader & Brodie (2004AJ....127.3394F) (10) = Phelps & Schick (2003AJ....126..265P) (11) = Salaris & Weiss (2002A&A...388..492S) (12) = Dinescu, Girard & van Altena (1999AJ....117.1792D)
Acknowledgements: Charles Bonatto, charles(at)
(End) Patricia Vannier [CDS] 12-Jan-2006
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