The open star cluster NGC 1605 has recently been reported to in fact consist of two clusters (one intermediate-aged and one old) that merged via a flyby capture. Here we show that Gaia data do not support this scenario. We also report the serendipitous discovery of a new open cluster, Can Batlló 1, with a similar age and distance. Version accepted by RNAAS.
|Date made available||14 Mar 2022|