Probing the Canis Major stellar over-density as due to the Galactic warp

@article{Momany2004ProbingTC,
  title={Probing the Canis Major stellar over-density as due to the Galactic warp},
  author={Yazan Momany and Simone Zaggia and Piercarlo Bonifacio and Giampaolo Piotto and Francesca de Angeli and Luigi R. Bedin and G Astr and Universit̀a di Padova and Inaf - Oss. Astr. Trieste},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2004},
  volume={421}
}
Proper-motion, star counts and photometric catalog simulations are used to explain the detected stellar over-density in the region of Canis Major, claimed to be the core of a disrupted dwarf galaxy (CMa, Martin et al. [CITE], MNRAS, 348, 12; Bellazzini et al. [CITE], [arXiv:astro-ph/0311119]), as due to the Galactic warp and flare in the external disk. We compare the kinematics of CMa M-giant selected sample with surrounding Galactic disk stars in the UCAC2 catalog and find no peculiar proper… 

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