Horizontal Branch Stars in the Galactic Stellar Halo


I review the properties of the Galaxy’s stellar halo, specifically as traced by horizontal branch stars, but with reference to and in comparison with other stellar tracers. I discuss the halo density profile, the variation in horizontal branch morphology with Galactic position, and the kinematics of halo stars in several regions of the Galaxy. I summarize… (More)


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