The long Galactic bar as seen by UKIDSS Galactic plane survey

@article{CabreraLavers2008TheLG,
  title={The long Galactic bar as seen by UKIDSS Galactic plane survey},
  author={Antonio Cabrera-Lavers and Carlos Gonzalez-Fernandez and Francisco Garz{\'o}n and Peter L. Hammersley and M. L{\'o}pez-Corredoira},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2008},
  volume={491},
  pages={781-787}
}
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… Expand

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