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Three new Galactic star clusters discovered in the field of the open cluster NGC 5999 with Gaia DR2

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Autor(es):
Ferreira, Filipe A. [1] ; Santos, Jr., J. F. C. [1] ; Corradi, W. J. B. [1] ; Maia, F. F. S. [2, 1] ; Angelo, M. S. [3]
Número total de Autores: 5
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Fed Minas Gerais, Dept Fis, Av Antonio Carlos 6627, BR-31270901 Belo Horizonte, MG - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Astron Geofis & Ciencias Atmosfer, Rua Matao 1226, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Ctr Fed Educ Tecnol Minas Gerais, Av Monsenhor Luiz de Gonzaga 103, BR-37250000 Belo Horizonte, MG - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society; v. 483, n. 4, p. 5508-5517, MAR 2019.
Citações Web of Science: 4
Resumo

We report the serendipitous discovery of three new open clusters, named UFMG 1, UFMG 2, and UFMG 3 in the field of the intermediate-age cluster NGC 5999, by using Gala DR2 data. A colour-magnitude filter tailored for a proper selection of main-sequence stars and red clump giants turned evident the presence of NGC 5999 and these three new stellar groups in proper motion space. Their structural parameters were derived from King-profile fittings over their projected stellar distributions and isochrone fits were performed on the clusters cleaned colour-magnitude diagrams built with Gala bands to derive their astrophysical parameters. The clusters projected sky motions were calculated for each target using our members' selection. Distances to the clusters were inferred from stellar parallaxes through a Bayesian model, showing that they are marginally consistent with their isochronal distances, considering the random and systematic uncertainties involved. The new clusters are located in the nearby Sagittarius arm (d similar to 1.5 kpc) with NGC 5999 at the background (d similar to 1.8 kpc). They contain at least a few hundred stars of nearly solar metallicity and have ages between 100 and 1400 Myr. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 18/05535-3 - O estudo das Nuvens de Magalhães e sua estreita ligação com a Via Láctea é o objetivo deste projeto, incluindo em particular a formação e dissolução de aglomerados globulares.
Beneficiário:Francisco Ferreira de Souza Maia
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado