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Paul McMillan

Researcher

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Nearby Hills ejecta as a probe of the gravitational potential of the Milky Way

Author

  • Y. Q. Zhang
  • M. C. Smith
  • P. J. McMillan

Summary, in English

Stars ejected from the Galactic Center can be used to place important constraints on the Milky Way potential. We have used Hills stars to constrain models for the Galactic potential, demonstrating that meaningful constraint can be obtained if we have samples of around 50 nearby Hills stars.

Department/s

  • Lund Observatory

Publishing year

2019

Language

English

Pages

54-56

Publication/Series

Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union

Volume

14

Issue

S353

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Topic

  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology

Keywords

  • black hole physics
  • gravitation
  • stars: kinematics

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1743-9213