A simple and robust method, based on stellar surface density was proposed in order to search for undetected star clusters in our Galaxy on the base of the 2MASS catalogue. The zone of the sky of galactic latitude between -80 and -40 degree was choosen to test the method. As a result we identify approx. 30% of suspected cluster candidtes. Careful check of the remaining objects show that most of them are asterisms.
Publications de l'Observatoire Astronomique de Beograd
- Pub Date:
- July 2002
- Star Clusters;