Cluster Candidate Kodaira 1, probably a red star,
in Serpens Cauda
Discovered by Keiichi Kodaira in 1983.
- Distance from Sun:
- Distance from Galactic Center:
- Apparent Diameter:
- Radial Velocity:
- Abs. Mag:
This object was announced as an obscured globular cluster candidate
However, it was not verified since, and from negative results with deep
CCD and IR imaging by S. Djorgovski,
Djorgovski and Meylan (1993)
concluded it probably doesn't exist.
Kodaira et.al. (1995) found that it is
most probably a heavily reddened (7-8 mag) star of spectral type M5-8 III.
- S. Djorgovski and G. Meylan, 1993.
The Galactic Globular Cluster Systems - a List of the Known Clusters
and Their Positions. In:
Structure and Dynamics of Globular Clusters. Proceedings of a
Workshop held in Berkeley, California, July 15-17, 1992, to Honor the
65th Birthday of Ivan King. Editors, S.G. Djorgovski and G. Meylan;
Publisher, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Vol. 50, San Francisco,
California, pp. 325-336
- K. Kodaira, 1983.
IAUC No. 3846
- Keiichi Kodaira, Tom Greene, and Alan Tokunaga, 1995.
On the stellar nature of an infrared object, Kodaira 1.
Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan (PASJ), Vol. 47, No. 1,
- R.F. Webbink, 1985.
Structure parameters of galactic globular clusters.
In: Dynamics of star clusters; Proceedings of the Symposium, Princeton, NJ,
May 29-June 1, 1984. Dordrecht, D. Reidel Publishing Co., pp. 541-577
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