THE MASS PROFILE OF THE GALAXY TO 80 kpc

@article{Gnedin2010THEMP,
  title={THE MASS PROFILE OF THE GALAXY TO 80 kpc},
  author={O. Gnedin and Warren R. Brown and M. Geller and S. Kenyon},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={720}
}
  • O. Gnedin, Warren R. Brown, +1 author S. Kenyon
  • Published 2010
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • The Hypervelocity Star Survey presents the currently largest sample of radial velocity measurements of halo stars out to 80 kpc. We apply spherical Jeans modeling to these data in order to derive the mass profile of the Galaxy. We restrict the analysis to distances larger than 25 kpc from the Galactic center, where the density profile of halo stars is well approximated by a single power law with logarithmic slope between -3.5 and -4.5. With this restriction, we also avoid the complication of… CONTINUE READING
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