Vertical waves in the solar neighbourhood inGaiaDR2

  title={Vertical waves in the solar neighbourhood inGaiaDR2},
  author={Morgan Bennett and Jo Bovy},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  • Morgan Bennett, J. Bovy
  • Published 10 September 2018
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
The vertical structure and dynamics of stars in our local Galactic neighbourhood contains much information about the local distribution of visible and dark matter and of perturbations to the Milky Way disc. We use data on the positions and velocities of stars in the solar neighbourhood from \gaia\ DR2 and large spectroscopic surveys to investigate the vertical number counts and mean-velocity trend as a function of distance from the local Galactic mid-plane. We perform a detailed measurement of… 

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