THE SPATIAL STRUCTURE OF MONO-ABUNDANCE SUB-POPULATIONS OF THE MILKY WAY DISK

@article{Bovy2012THESS,
  title={THE SPATIAL STRUCTURE OF MONO-ABUNDANCE SUB-POPULATIONS OF THE MILKY WAY DISK},
  author={Jo Bovy and Hans-Walter Rix and Chao Liu and David W. Hogg and Timothy C. Beers and Young Sun Lee},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={753},
  pages={148}
}
The spatial, kinematic, and elemental-abundance structure of the Milky Way's stellar disk is complex, and has been difficult to dissect with local spectroscopic or global photometric data. Here, we develop and apply a rigorous density modeling approach for Galactic spectroscopic surveys that enables investigation of the global spatial structure of stellar sub-populations in narrow bins of [{alpha}/Fe] and [Fe/H], using 23,767 G-type dwarfs from SDSS/SEGUE, which effectively sample 5 kpc 4.5 kpc… 
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