Globular Cluster System and Milky Way Properties Revisited

  title={Globular Cluster System and Milky Way Properties Revisited},
  author={E. Bica and Charles Bonatto and Beatriz Barbuy and S. Ortolani},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
Aims. Updated data of the 153 Galactic globular clusters are used to readdress fundamental parameters of the Milky Way, such as the distance of the Sun to the Galactic centre, the bulge and halo structural parameters, and cluster destruction rates. Methods. We build a reduced sample that has been decontaminated of all the clusters younger than 10 Gyr and of those with retrograde orbits and/or evidence of relation to dwarf galaxies. The reduced sample contains 116 globular clusters that are… 

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