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2017ApJ...850...96H - Astrophys. J., 850, 96-96 (2017/November-3)

The geometry of the Sagittarius stream from Pan-STARRS1 3π RR Lyrae.

HERNITSCHEK N., SESAR B., RIX H.-W., BELOKUROV V., MARTINEZ-DELGADO D., MARTIN N.F., KAISER N., HODAPP K., CHAMBERS K.C., WAINSCOAT R., MAGNIER E., KUDRITZKI R.-P., METCALFE N. and DRAPER P.W.

Abstract (from CDS):

We present a comprehensive and precise description of the Sagittarius (Sgr) stellar stream's 3D geometry as traced by its old stellar population. This analysis draws on the sample of ∼44,000 RR Lyrae (RRab) stars from the Pan-STARRS1 (PS1) 3π survey, which is ∼80 % complete and ∼90 % pure within 80 kpc, and extends to 120 kpc with a distance precision of ∼3 % . A projection of RR Lyrae stars within | \tildeB| 9 of the Sgr stream's orbital plane reveals the morphology of both the leading and the trailing arms at very high contrast across much of the sky. In particular, the map traces the stream near-contiguously through the distant apocenters. We fit a simple model for the mean distance and line-of-sight depth of the Sgr stream as a function of the orbital plane angle ∼Λ, along with a power-law background model for the field stars. This modeling results in estimates of the mean stream distance precise to ∼1 % and it resolves the stream's line-of-sight depth. These improved geometric constraints can serve as new constraints for dynamical stream models.

Abstract Copyright: © 2017. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.

Journal keyword(s): galaxies: dwarf - stars: variables: RR Lyrae - stars: variables: RR Lyrae

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/ApJ/850/96): table1.dat>

Simbad objects: 13727

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