The Milky Way Tomography with SDSS. I. Stellar Number Density Distribution

  title={The Milky Way Tomography with SDSS. I. Stellar Number Density Distribution},
  author={Mario Juri{\'c} and Željko Ivezi{\'c} and Alyson M. Brooks and Robert Lupton and David J. Schlegel and Douglas P. Finkbeiner and Nikhil Padmanabhan and Nicholas A. Bond and Branimir Sesar and Constance M. Rockosi and Gillian R. Knapp and James E. Gunn and Takahiro Sumi and Donald P. Schneider and John C. Barentine and Howard J. Brewington and Jonathan V. Brinkmann and Masataka Fukugita and Michael Harvanek and Scott J. Kleinman and Jurek Krzesinski and Daniel C. Long and Eric H. Neilsen and Jr. and Atsuko Nitta and Stephanie A. Snedden and Donald G. York},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
Using the photometric parallax method we estimate the distances to ~48 million stars detected by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) and map their three-dimensional number density distribution in the Galaxy. The currently available data sample the distance range from 100 pc to 20 kpc and cover 6500 deg2 of sky, mostly at high Galactic latitudes (|b| > 25). These stellar number density maps allow an investigation of the Galactic structure with no a priori assumptions about the functional form of… Expand
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  • Physics
  • Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia
  • 2010
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