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The RAVE survey: constraining the local Galactic escape speed
We report new constraints on the local escape speed of our Galaxy. Expand
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The radial velocity experiment (RAVE): First data release
We present the first data release of the Radial Velocity Experiment (RAVE), an ambitious spectroscopic survey to measure radial velocities and stellar atmosphere parameters (temperature, metallicity, and surface gravity) of up to one million stars using the Six Degree Field multiobject spectrograph on the Anglo-Australian Observatory. Expand
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Local stellar kinematics from RAVE data - I. Local standard of rest
We analyze a sample of 82850 stars from the RAVE survey, with well-determined velocities and stellar parameters, to isolate a sample of 18026 high-probability thin-disc dwarfs within 600 pc of theExpand
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The remnants of galaxy formation from a panoramic survey of the region around M31
In hierarchical cosmological models, galaxies grow in mass through the continual accretion of smaller ones. The tidal disruption of these systems is expected to result in loosely bound starsExpand
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The RAVE survey : the Galactic escape speed and the mass of the Milky Way
We made new estimates of the Galactic escape speed at various Galactocentric radii using the latest data release of the RAdial Velocity Experiment (RAVE DR4). Compared to previous studies we have aExpand
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The ALADIN interactive sky atlas - A reference tool for identification of astronomical sources
The Aladin interactive sky atlas, developed at CDS, is a service providing simultaneous access to digitized images of the sky, astronomical catalogues, and databases. The driving motivation is toExpand
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Vertical distribution of Galactic disk stars , IV. AMR and AVR from clump giants
We present the parameters of 891 stars, mostly clump giants, including atmospheric parameters, distances, absolute magnitudes, spatial velocities, galactic orbits and ages. One part of this sampleExpand
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The Wobbly Galaxy : kinematics north and south with RAVE red-clump giants
The RAdial Velocity Experiment survey, combined with proper motions and distance estimates, can be used to study in detail stellar kinematics in the extended solar neighbourhood (solar suburb). UsingExpand
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Observational Properties of the Metal-poor Thick Disk of the Milky Way and Insights into its Origins
We have undertaken the study of the elemental abundances and kinematic properties of a metalpoor sample of candidate thick-disk stars selected from the RAVE spectroscopic survey of bright stars toExpand
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Probing the Galactic thick disc vertical properties and interfaces
Aims. This work investigates the properties (metallicity and kinematics) and interfaces of the Galactic thick disc as a function of height above the Galactic plane. The main aim is to study the thickExpand
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