Structure and Kinematics of the Stellar Halos and Thick Disks of the Milky Way Based on Calibration Stars from Sloan Digital Sky Survey DR7

@article{Carollo2009StructureAK,
  title={Structure and Kinematics of the Stellar Halos and Thick Disks of the Milky Way Based on Calibration Stars from Sloan Digital Sky Survey DR7},
  author={Daniela Carollo and Timothy C. Beers and Masashi Chiba and John E. Norris and Kenneth C. Freeman and Young Sun Lee and Željko Ivezi{\'c} and Constance M. Rockosi and Brian Yanny Rsaa and Anu and Australia. and Michigan State Univ. and Tohoku Univ. and Japan. and University of Washington and UC Santa Cruz and Fermilab},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={712},
  pages={692-727}
}
The structure and kinematics of the recognized stellar components of the Milky Way are explored, based on well-determined atmospheric parameters and kinematic quantities for 32360 "calibration stars" from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) and its first extension, SDSS-II, which included the sub-survey Sloan Extension for Galactic Understanding and Exploration (SEGUE). Full space motions for a sub-sample of 16,920 stars, exploring a local volume within 4 kpc of the Sun, are used to derive… 
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