Schedule Oct 03, 2008
New Results on the Galactic Warp from a Stellar Population Synthesis Model
Annie Robin (Inst. Utinam)

Authors: A.C. Robin, C. Reyle, D.K. Marshall

The Besancon Galaxy model is used to interpret 2MASS star counts in external regions of the Galaxy. We adjust a warp model and describe the global shape of this large scale structure. It is found that the stellar warp is asymmetric and less pronounced that the HI warp. The result is also compared with the warp as seen in the dust by Marshall et al (2006) and discussed with regards to other warp studies.

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