Milky Way tomography with K and M dwarf stars: The vertical structure of the galactic disk

@inproceedings{Ferguson2017MilkyWT,
  title={Milky Way tomography with K and M dwarf stars: The vertical structure of the galactic disk},
  author={Deborah Ferguson and Susan Gardner and Brian Yanny},
  year={2017}
}
We use the number density distributions of K and M dwarf stars with vertical height from the Galactic disk, determined using observations from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), to probe the structure of the Milky Way disk across the survey's footprint. Using photometric parallax as a distance estimator we analyze a sample of several million disk stars in matching footprints above and below the Galactic plane, and we determine the location and extent of vertical asymmetries in the number… CONTINUE READING

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