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The radial velocity dispersion profile of the Galactic halo: constraining the density profile of the dark halo of the Milky Way

Battaglia, Giuseppina; Helmi, Amina; Morrison, Heather; Harding, Paul; Olszewski, Edward W; Mateo, Mario; Freeman, Kenneth; Norris, John; Shectman, Stephen


We have compiled a new sample of 240 halo objects with accurate distance and radial velocity measurements, including globular clusters, satellite galaxies, field blue horizontal branch (FHB) stars and red giant stars from the Spaghetti survey. The new data lead to a significant increase in the number of known objects for Galactocentric radii beyond 50 kpc, which allows a reliable determination of the radial velocity dispersion profile out to very large distances. The radial velocity dispersion...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2005.09367.x


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