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A Search for Obscured Globular Clusters

Djorgovski, S. (1988) A Search for Obscured Globular Clusters. In: The Harlow-Shapley Symposium on Globular Cluster Systems in Galaxies. International Astronomical Union Symposium (IAUS). No.126. Springer , Dordrecht, pp. 527-528. ISBN 978-90-277-2665-0.

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It has been estimated that up to several tens of globular clusters in our Galaxy remain undiscovered, because they are hidden by the dust. Most of those clusters are expected to be in the bulge area, but some may be anywhere in the galactic plane. This search is based on the use of IRAS catalogs as candidate lists for the obscured globular clusters. It was found that the properties of detected known clusters are sufficiently distinct for a meaningful sifting through the PSC. A sequence of statistical “filters”, described below, was applied on the PSC, until a couple of hundred most promising candidates were found in the bulge.

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Subject Keywords:Globular Cluster; Flux Ratio; Galactic Plane; Candidate List; Correlation Coefficient
Series Name:International Astronomical Union Symposium (IAUS)
Issue or Number:126
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