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The local rotation curve of the Milky Way based on SEGUE and RAVE data

Sysoliatina, K.; Just, A.; Golubov, O.; Parker, Q. A.; Grebel, E. K.; Kordopatis, G.; Zwitter, T.; Bland-Hawthorn, J.; Gibson, B. K.; Kunder, A.; Munari, U.; Navarro, J.; Reid, W.; Seabroke, G.; Steinmetz, M.; Watson, F.


K. Sysoliatina

A. Just

O. Golubov

Q. A. Parker

E. K. Grebel

G. Kordopatis

T. Zwitter

J. Bland-Hawthorn

A. Kunder

U. Munari

J. Navarro

W. Reid

G. Seabroke

M. Steinmetz

F. Watson


Aims. We construct the rotation curve of the Milky Way in the extended solar neighbourhood using a sample of Sloan Extension for Galactic Understanding and Exploration (SEGUE) G-dwarfs. We investigate the rotation curve shape for the presence of any peculiarities just outside the solar radius as has been reported by some authors. Methods. Using the modified Strömberg relation and the most recent data from the RAdial Velocity Experiment (RAVE), we determine the solar peculiar velocity and the radial scale lengths for the three populations of different metallicities representing the Galactic thin disc. Subsequently, with the same binning in metallicity for the SEGUE G-dwarfs, we construct the rotation curve for a range of Galactocentric distances from 7 to 10 kpc. We approach this problem in a framework of classical Jeans analysis and derive the circular velocity by correcting the mean tangential velocity for the asymmetric drift in each distance bin. With SEGUE data we also calculate the radial scale length of the thick disc taking as known the derived peculiar motion of the Sun and the slope of the rotation curve. Results. The tangential component of the solar peculiar velocity is found to be Vo= 4.47 ± 0.8 km s-1and the corresponding scale lengths from the RAVE data are Rd(0 < [Fe/H] < 0.2) = 2.07 ± 0.2 kpc, Rd(-0.2 < [Fe/H] < 0) = 2.28 ± 0.26 kpc and Rd(-0.5 < [Fe/H]


Sysoliatina, K., Just, A., Golubov, O., Parker, Q. A., Grebel, E. K., Kordopatis, G., …Watson, F. (2018). The local rotation curve of the Milky Way based on SEGUE and RAVE data. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 614, (A63). doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201731143. ISSN 0004-6361

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 20, 2018
Online Publication Date Jun 13, 2018
Publication Date 2018-06
Deposit Date Jun 28, 2018
Publicly Available Date Jun 14, 2019
Journal Astronomy & Astrophysics
Print ISSN 0004-6361
Electronic ISSN 1432-0746
Publisher EDP Sciences
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 614
Pages A63
Keywords Space and Planetary Science; Astronomy and Astrophysics
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Copyright Statement ©2018 University of Hull


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