LAMOST 1

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LAMOST 1
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationDraco
Right ascension 18h 18m[1]
Declination+52.3°[1]
Distance8500 (2600[1])
Physical characteristics
Mass21000 ± 4000[1] M
Estimated age11.0 Gyr[1]
Other designationsLAMOST 1 Stream
See also: Open cluster, List of open clusters

LAMOST 1 is a star cluster in the constellation Draco. It has been disrupted and consists of a comoving star-stream with about 25,000 stars; the stars are in an elliptical orbit near their apocenter (furthest point) about 8,500 light years distant in the Milky Way. The stars have similar age and metallicity; the stars were discovered in spectra from the Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fibre Spectroscopic Telescope.[2][1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Vickers, John J.; Smith, Martin C.; Hou, Yonghui; Wang, Yuefei; Zhang, Yong (2015). "LAMOST 1: A Disrupted Satellite in the Constellation Draco". arXiv:1512.05090 [astro-ph.GA].
  2. ^ Nowakowski, Tomasz (18 December 2015). "Disrupted globular cluster found in the constellation of Draco". Phys.Org. Retrieved 18 December 2015.