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Department of Astronomy, Kyoto University
Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8502 JAPAN
My 1.2 micron image
In the Nuclear Bulge, we discovered three classical Cepheid variable stars,
whose ages can be derived accurately from their pulsation periods.
Three classical Cepheid variable stars in the nuclear bulge of the Milky Way
Matsunaga, N., Kawadu, T., Nishiyama, S., Nagayama, T.,
Kobayashi, N., Tamura, M.,Bono, G., Feast, M.W., and Nagata, T.
2011, Nature, Volume 477, Issue 7363, pp. 188-190.
Figure Caption: JHK image of the Galactic center
and two of the discovered Cepeids
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We found "Object #17 Cluster" alias Arches Cluster near the Galactic center,
which has numerous emission stars and resembles the Central Parsec Cluster.
Object 17: Another cluster of emission-line stars near the Galactic center
Nagata, T., Woodward, C. E., Shure, M., and Kobayashi, N.
1995, Astron. J., 109, 1676-1681
Figure Caption: Object 17
(Wavelength: 1.2, 1.6, 2.2microns, about 20 arcsec region)
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