Beasts of the Southern Wild: Discovery of nine Ultra Faint satellites in the vicinity of the Magellanic Clouds

@article{Koposov2015BeastsOT,
  title={Beasts of the Southern Wild: Discovery of nine Ultra Faint satellites in the vicinity of the Magellanic Clouds},
  author={Sergey E. Koposov and V. Belokurov and G. Torrealba and N. Evans},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics of Galaxies},
  year={2015}
}
  • Sergey E. Koposov, V. Belokurov, +1 author N. Evans
  • Published 2015
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Astrophysics of Galaxies
  • We have used the publicly released Dark Energy Survey data to hunt for new satellites of the Milky Way in the Southern hemisphere. Our search yielded a large number of promising candidates. In this paper, we announce the discovery of 9 new unambiguous ultra-faint objects, whose authenticity can be established with the DES data alone. Based on the morphological properties, three of the new satellites are dwarf galaxies, one of which is located at the very outskirts of the Milky Way, at a… CONTINUE READING
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