|Authors||Giovanni Carraro (1,2), Rene Mendez (1), Edgardo Costa (1)|
|Affiliation||1 Universidad de Chile|
2 Yale University
|Accepted by||Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society|
Both clusters turn out to be of intermediate age (0.5-1.0 Gyr old), and located inside the solar ring, at a Galactocentric distance of about 6.5 kpc. These results make these objects very interesting targets for spectroscopic follow-up to measure their metallicity. In fact they might allow us to enlarge by more than 1 kpc the baseline of the radial abundance gradient in the Galactic disk toward the Galactic Center direction. This baseline is currently rather narrow especially for clusters of this age.