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The Invisibles: A Detection Algorithm to Trace the Faintest Milky Way Satellites

Walsh, Shane; Willman, Beth; Jerjen, Helmut


A specialized data-mining algorithm has been developed using wide-field photometry catalogs, enabling systematic and efficient searches for resolved, extremely low surface brightness satellite galaxies in the halo of the Milky Way (MW). Tested and calibrated with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 6 (SDSS-DR6) we recover all 15 MW satellites recently detected in SDSS, six known MW/Local Group dSphs in the SDSS footprint, and 19 previously known globular and open clusters. In addition, 30...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Astronomical Journal
DOI: 10.1088/0004-6256/137/1/450


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