Astronomy Letters

, Volume 36, Issue 2, pp 75–85 | Cite as

Automated search for star clusters in large multiband surveys: II. Discovery and investigation of open clusters in the galactic plane

  • E. V. Glushkova
  • S. E. Koposov
  • I. Yu. Zolotukhin
  • Yu. V. Beletsky
  • A. D. Vlasov
  • S. I. Leonova


Automated search for star clusters in J, H, K s data from 2MASS catalog has been performed using the method developed by Koposov et al. (2008). We have found and verified 153 new clusters in the interval of the galactic latitude −24° < b < 24°. Color excesses E(BV), distance moduli and ages were determined for 130 new and 14 yet-unstudied known clusters. In this paper, we publish a catalog of coordinates, diameters, and main parameters of all the clusters under study. A special web-site available at has been developed to facilitate dissemination and scientific usage of the results.

Key words

open clusters all-sky surveys 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. V. Glushkova
    • 1
  • S. E. Koposov
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • I. Yu. Zolotukhin
    • 1
  • Yu. V. Beletsky
    • 4
  • A. D. Vlasov
    • 1
  • S. I. Leonova
    • 1
  1. 1.Sternberg Astronomical InstituteMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Max Planck Institute for AstronomyHeidelbergGermany
  3. 3.Institute of AstronomyUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK
  4. 4.European Southern ObservatorySantiagoChile

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