# Median Statistics Estimate of the Distance to the Galactic Center

@article{Camarillo2017MedianSE,
title={Median Statistics Estimate of the Distance to the Galactic Center},
author={Tia Camarillo and Varun Mathur and T. Mitchell and Bharat Ratra},
journal={arXiv: Astrophysics of Galaxies},
year={2017}
}
We show that error distributions of a compilation of 28 recent independent measurements of the distance from the Sun to the Galactic center, $R_{0}$, are wider than a standard Gaussian and best fit by an $n=4$ Student's $t$ probability density function. Given this non-Gaussianity, the results of our median statistics analysis, summarized as $R_{0}=8.0 \pm 0.3$ kpc ($2\sigma$ error), probably provides the most reliable estimate of $R_{0}$.
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