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Paper: Probing Galactic Structure with the Spatial Correlation Function of SEGUE G-dwarf Stars
Volume: 480, Structure and Dynamics of Disk Galaxies
Page: 14
Authors: Mao, Q.; Berlind, A. A.; Holley-Bockelmann, K.; Schlesinger, K. J.; Johnson, J. A.; Rockosi, C. M.
Abstract: We measure the 3-D two-point correlation function statistic of G-dwarf stars in the Milky Way. The G-dwarf sample is constructed from SDSS SEGUE data by Schlesinger et al. (2012). We find that the shapes of the correlation functions along individual SEGUE lines of sight depend sensitively on both the stellar density gradients and the survey geometry. We compare these SEGUE measurements with mock measurements from smooth disk galaxy models to obtain strong constraints on the thin and thick disk components of the Milky Way.
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