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Old 20-10-2011, 10:00 AM
Stevec35 (Steve)
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Did I miss out on discovering something?

Hi to all

Some of you may have seen an ESO press release yesterday announcing the discovery of some new globular clusters by the VISTA infrared survey telescope. One of these was near UKS1 and given that I had taken a near infrared image of UKS1 I thought I would see if it was on my image and it certainly is. I noticed the little knot of stars at the time and did post a query about its identity and was told "don't worry about it - it's only an asterism". Oh well - maybe I should have pursued it more vigorously.

This link shows the VISTA image and my shot cropped to approximately the same size. The VISTA image is in different IR bands so the stars don't match up exactly.


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