Made-to-measure galaxy models - III. Modelling with Milky Way observations

  title={Made-to-measure galaxy models - III. Modelling with Milky Way observations},
  author={Richard J. Long and Shude Mao and Juntai Shen and Yougang Wang},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
We demonstrate how the Syer and Tremaine made-to-measure method of stellar dynamical modelling can be adapted to model a rotating galactic bar. We validate our made-to-measure changes using observations constructed from the existing Shen et al. N-body model of the Milky Way bar, together with kinematic observations of the Milky Way bulge and bar taken by the Bulge Radial Velocity Assay. Our results for a combined determination of the bar angle and bar pattern speed (approximate to 30 degrees… Expand

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