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Selected: 2MASS-GC02

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Positional Parameters
nameHurt 2
RA18 09 36.5
Declination-20 46 44
Galactic longitude9.79
Galactic latitude-0.61
R sun4.9
R gc3.2
Photometric Parameters
E (B-V)5.16
V HB30.1
Structural Parameters
[Fe / H]-1.08
Color-magnitude diagrams
authorBonatto, C.; Bica, E.
titleStructural parameters of 11 faint Galactic globular clusters derived with 2MASS
journalAstronomy and Astrophysics, Vol. 479, pp.741-750
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Description of 2MASS-GC02

2MASS-GC02 was discovered by 2MASS telescope operator Joselino Vasquez in his observing logs as a suspected globular cluster, and confirmed by visual inspection of arbitrary 2MASS Atlas images, together with its apparent neighbor, 2MASS-GC01.

It is heavily obscured in the visible part of the spectrum by about 18.0 +/- 1.0 magnitudes, and therefore only discovered in the infrared. 2MASS-GC02 was Milky Way Globular Cluster No. 149 to be discovered.

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Selected biblio
Paper n. 1
Bonatto, C.; Bica, E.
Structural parameters of 11 faint Galactic globular clusters derived with 2MASS
2008, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Vol. 479, pp.741-750
(IC 1257 Lynga 7 Terzan 4 Terzan 10 BH 176 1636-283 ESO280-SC06 2MASS-GC01 2MASS-GC02 GLIMPSE-C01 AL 3 )
Paper n. 2
Hurt, Robert L.; Jarrett, Tom H.; Kirkpatrick, J. Davy; Cutri, Roc M.; Schneider, Stephen E.; Skrutskie, Mike; van Driel
Serendipitous 2MASS Discoveries near the Galactic Plane: A Spiral Galaxy and Two Globular Clusters
2000, The Astronomical Journal, Volume 120, Issue 4, pp. 1876-1883. (2000)
(2MASS-GC02 cmd )
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