The long Galactic bar as seen by UKIDSS Galactic plane survey

  title={The long Galactic bar as seen by UKIDSS Galactic plane survey},
  author={A. Cabrera-Lavers and C. Gonz{\'a}lez-Fern{\'a}ndez and F. Garz{\'o}n and P. Hammersley and M. L'opez-Corredoira},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  • A. Cabrera-Lavers, C. González-Fernández, +2 authors M. L'opez-Corredoira
  • Published 2008
  • Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Context. Over the past decade there have been a series of results supporting the hypothesis of the existence of a long thin bar in the Milky Way with a half-length of 4.5 kpc and a position angle of around 45°. This is apparently a very different structure from the triaxial bulge of the Galaxy, which is thicker and shorter and dominates the star counts at $|l| Aims. In this paper, we analyse the stellar distribution in the inner Galaxy to see if there is clear evidence for two triaxial or bar… CONTINUE READING
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