Mass models of the Milky Way

@article{Mcmillan2011MassMO,
  title={Mass models of the Milky Way},
  author={P. Mcmillan},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2011},
  volume={414},
  pages={2446-2457}
}
  • P. Mcmillan
  • Published 2011
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • We present a simple method for fitting parametrized mass models of the Milky Way to observational constraints. We take a Bayesian approach which allows us to take into account input from photometric and kinematic data, and expectations from theoretical modelling. This provides us with a best-fitting model, which is a suitable starting point for dynamical modelling. We also determine a probability density function on the properties of the model, which demonstrates that the mass distribution of… CONTINUE READING
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