Fundamental parameters of Galactic globular clusters

This is the 2nd (Jan. 2020) version of our globular cluster database. The following pages contain information on the fundamental parameters of 159 Galactic globular clusters derived by fitting N-body models to an up-to-date compilation of ground-based radial velocities, Gaia DR2 proper motions and HST based stellar mass functions. We have updated our previous version (accessible here) with the radial velocities of the WAGGS survey (Dalgleish et al. 2020) and archival AAT data. The details of the N-body models can be found in Baumgardt (2017), and Baumgardt & Hilker, (2018). Details on the stellar mass functions can be found in Sollima & Baumgardt (2017). The analysis of the Gaia data is described in Baumgardt, Hilker, Sollima & Bellini (2019). Finally, the rotation profiles of the clusters were derived in Sollima, Baumgardt & Hilker (2019).

Our globular cluster database consists of two main tables, one presenting mean radial velocities, proper motions and orbital parameters, and the other containing the masses and structural parameters. You can also download the velocity dispersion profiles of globular clusters and the individual radial velocities.

Click on any of the thumbnails below to obtain information on a particular cluster.


(C) Holger Baumgardt, Antonio Sollima, Michael Hilker & Andrea Bellini, January 2020


2MS-GC01 2MS-GC02 AM 1 AM 4 Arp 2 BH 140 BH 261 Crater Djor 1 Djor 2
E 3 Eridanus ESO 280-SC06 ESO 452-SC11 FSR 1716 FSR 1735 FSR 1758 HP 1 IC 1257 IC 1276
IC 4499 Laevens 3Liller 1Lynga 7 Mercer 5 NGC 104 NGC 288 NGC 362 NGC 1261 NGC 1851
NGC 1904 NGC 2298 NGC 2419 NGC 2808 NGC 3201 NGC 4147 NGC 4372 NGC 4590 NGC 4833 NGC 5024
NGC 5053NGC 5139 NGC 5272 NGC 5286 NGC 5466 NGC 5634 NGC 5694 NGC 5824 NGC 5897 NGC 5904
NGC 5927NGC 5946 NGC 5986 NGC 6093 NGC 6101 NGC 6121 NGC 6139 NGC 6144 NGC 6171 NGC 6205
NGC 6218 NGC 6229 NGC 6235 NGC 6254 NGC 6256 NGC 6266 NGC 6273 NGC 6284 NGC 6287 NGC 6293
NGC 6304 NGC 6316 NGC 6325 NGC 6333 NGC 6341 NGC 6342 NGC 6352 NGC 6355 NGC 6356 NGC 6362
NGC 6366 NGC 6380 NGC 6388 NGC 6397 NGC 6401 NGC 6402 NGC 6426 NGC 6440 NGC 6441 NGC 6453
NGC 6496 NGC 6517 NGC 6522 NGC 6528 NGC 6535 NGC 6539 NGC 6540 NGC 6541 NGC 6544 NGC 6553
NGC 6558 NGC 6569 NGC 6584 NGC 6624 NGC 6626 NGC 6637 NGC 6638 NGC 6642 NGC 6652 NGC 6656
NGC 6681 NGC 6712 NGC 6715 NGC 6717 NGC 6723 NGC 6749 NGC 6752 NGC 6760 NGC 6779 NGC 6809
NGC 6838NGC 6864 NGC 6934 NGC 6981 NGC 7006 NGC 7078 NGC 7089 NGC 7099 NGC 7492 Pal 1
Pal 2 Pal 3 Pal 4 Pal 5 Pal 6 Pal 8 Pal 10 Pal 11 Pal 12 Pal 13
Pal 14 Pal 15 Pyxis Rup 106 Ter 1 Ter 2 Ter 3 Ter 4 Ter 5 Ter 6
Ter 7 Ter 8 Ter 9 Ter 10 Ter 12 Ton 2 UKS 1 VVV-CL001 Whiting 1


The individual GC images are from the Digitized Sky Survey and show roughly 10' x 10' fields centered on the clusters. Click here for the DSS copyright information.