AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
Session 23 Globular Clusters in and around the Milky Way
Poster, Monday, January 10, 2005, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall

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[23.07] A Search for the Tidal Tails of NGC 5897

C. J. Grillmair, O. Dionatos (Spitzer Science Center)

NGC 5897 is one of a number of halo globular clusters which, based on their inferred orbital parameters, have a high likelihood of being tidally distorted or disrupted by the Galactic potential field. Using MOSAIC images taken on the Blanco 4-meter telescope of a 4x4 degree field surrounding NGC 5897, we present deep, two color, stellar photometry to V \approx 24. We use color selection and matched filter techniques to search for evidence of tidal tails extending from the cluster.

This work was made possible by a generous NOAO observing time allocation and is supported by a Space Interferometry Mission Key Project grant, NASA/JPL contract 1228235.

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