Models for the Galaxy and the Predicted Star Counts

  title={Models for the Galaxy and the Predicted Star Counts},
  author={John N. Bahcall and Raymond M. Soneira},
A detailed model is constructed for the disk and spheroid components of the Galaxy from which the distribution of visible stars and mass in the Galaxy is calculated. The application of star counts to the determination of galactic structure parameters is demonstrated. The possibility of detecting a halo component with the aid of star counts is also investigated quantitatively. 
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