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2007ApJ...668L.123M - Astrophys. J., 668, L123-L126 (2007/October-3)

Galactic halo stellar structures in the Triangulum-Andromeda region.


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This Letter reports on the Galactic stellar structures that appear in the foreground of our Canada-France-Hawaii-Telecopse/MegaCam survey of the halo of the Andromeda galaxy. We recover the main sequence and main-sequence turnoff of the Triangulum-Andromeda structure recently found by Majewski and collaborators at a heliocentric distance of ∼20 kpc. The survey also reveals another less populated main sequence at fainter magnitudes that could correspond to a more distant stellar structure at ∼28 kpc. Both structures are smoothly distributed over the ∼76 deg2 covered by the survey, although the closer one shows an increase in density by a factor of ∼2 toward the northwest. The discovery of a stellar structure behind the Triangulum-Andromeda structure that itself appears behind the low-latitude stream that surrounds the Galactic disk gives further evidence that the inner halo of the Milky Way is of a spatially clumpy nature.

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Journal keyword(s): Galaxy: Evolution - Galaxy: Halo - Galaxy: Structure - Galaxies: Local Group

Nomenclature: Fig.1: And R (Nos XV, XVI) added.

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