Category Archives: GGC-DB

Papers on NGC6715, NGC 6752; link on 47 Tuc

– New papers added to the gclusters database:

1. “The Nucleus of the Sagittarius Dsph Galaxy and M54: a Window on the Process of Galaxy Nucleation”

Bellazzini, M.; Ibata, R. A.; Chapman, S. C.; Mackey, A. D.; Monaco, L.; Irwin, M. J.; Martin, N. F.; Lewis, G. F.; Dalessandro, E.

The Astronomical Journal, Volume 136, Issue 3, pp. 1147-1170 (2008)

2. “XMM-Newton observations of the low-mass X-ray binary XB 1832-330  in the galactic globular cluster NGC 6652”

Sidoli, L.; La Palombara, N.; Oosterbroek, T.; Parmar, A. N.

Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume 488, Issue 1, 2008, pp.249-255

– New link added on gclusters database:

47 Tuc: A Great Globular Cluster of Stars

Recent papers & FF room

Hello, just a couple of news related to Galactic Globular Clusters Database. I just realized it’s better to have at least an update for month, in order not to forget completely this blog (and to let you know that the work on gclusters is going on), so here we are :

Most recent papers inserted in the database:

(some parameter of the M5 Neutron Stars will be soon made available in the web page of the GGCs database, as a test for the revised more flexible structure of the project.. stay tuned!)

(Recent preprints are always separately collected at )

Friendfeed room: there is an “experimental” friendfeed room at In this website you can post links and short comments on everything related to galactic globular clusters, as well as to discuss existing entries. Preprints and blog articles are also mapped in this “room”. Feel free to experiment and let me know if it is useful!

Wishing you a good summer  😉


Links to Google Sky

Hi all,

hope you had a nice Easter! 😉

Maybe you have noticed the Google has opened a new service called Google Sky; detailed info on that project can be found in their About Google Sky page. For our purpouse, this service is interesing in what it allows you to see the images of great part of globular clusters, as well as to “move around” to (virtually) explore the enviroment around them.

I have started to add to the clusters’ data the link to the corresponding object seen in Google Sky: you may find the links in the right part of the page, in “Other Resources” section (see e.g. M13 page).Note that not all clusters have already the link, at the moment writing.

Little problems in the “new” website…

Hello, just a line to let you know that, since the new website for Gclusters is unreachable for some days (..argh!), I have switched the previous project version, hosted on the “old” website, at
The updated website will be reopened as soon as possible.

Anytime, the short link should be always point to a “working website” for the project 😉

Kind regards,

Some small steps…

Hi all,

just a brief update to keep you informed on the recent modification in the project. One change is about bibliographics items in the database: after some reflection, I have decided to keep well divided the two category of preprints and of published papers. As a consequence, from now on, preprints will not be inserted in the main database of the project. This is in order to build an homogeneous repository of published papers, not a unorganized collection of a mix of preprints and articles.

Preprints willl be added in a separate page – that can be followed by anyone interested in latest works on globular clusters – which should be (possibly) kept updated: the page itself is a “tumblelog” that you can reach at Latest preprints are visible also in the Gclusters main page (short address, thanks to the related RSS feed.

For the rest, I am still working in the direction described in the previous post, with the further addiction that also parameters NOT listed by Harris will have a place, in a future release of Gclusters. As always, feedback and suggestion are welcomed anytime! 🙂

With kind regards,