Mapping the Asymmetric Thick Disk: The Hercules Thick-Disk Cloud

@article{Larsen2008MappingTA,
  title={Mapping the Asymmetric Thick Disk: The Hercules Thick-Disk Cloud},
  author={J. Larsen and R. Humphreys and J. E. Cabanela},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={687}
}
  • J. Larsen, R. Humphreys, J. E. Cabanela
  • Published 2008
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • The stellar asymmetry of faint thick-disk/inner-halo stars in the first quadrant (l = 20°-45°) that was first reported by Larsen & Humphreys and investigated further by Parker et al. has recently been confirmed by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). Their interpretation of the excess in the star counts as a ringlike structure, however, is not supported by critical complementary data in the fourth quadrant, which is not covered by the SDSS. We present stellar density maps from the Minnesota… CONTINUE READING

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