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The PAndAS field of streams: Stellar structures in the milky way halo toward andromeda and triangulum

Martin, Nicolas F; Ibata, Rodrigo A; Rich, R M; Collins, Michelle L.; Fardal, Mark; Irwin, M. J.; Lewis, Geraint Francis; McConnachie, Alan W; Babul, Arif; Bate, Nicholas F; Mackey, Alasdair

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We reveal the highly structured nature of the Milky Way (MW) stellar halo within the footprint of the Pan-Andromeda Archaeological Survey (PAndAS) photometric survey from blue main sequence (MS) and MS turn-off stars. We map no fewer than five stellar structures within a heliocentric range of 5-30 kpc. Some of these are known (the Monoceros Ring, the Pisces/Triangulum globular cluster stream), but we also uncover three well-defined stellar structures that could be, at least partly, responsible...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/70506
Source: Astrophysical Journal, The
DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/787/1/19

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