Search for new star clusters
From VVV Survey
Goal 7: To search for new star clusters
Of different ages and identify their variable star members, such as: Cepheids, Semiregulars, W UMas, and δSct. The asymmetric distribution of the known globulars in the Galactic Center region hints at the presence of about 10 undiscovered objects . Our team members have already carried out successful campaigns searching for new clusters in the 2MASS Point Source Catalog . Note that 2MASS with a Klim = 14.5 in the bulge discovered hundreds of open cluster candidates, plus two new globular clusters. Because we will reach 3-4 magnitudes deeper, we expect many new clusters.