Proc. IAU volume 13, issue S334, P378-380 2017 DOI: 10.1017/s1743921317008444 View full text
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Haifeng Wang, Chao Liu, Licai Deng

Abstract: AbstractThe spatial structure of the Milky Way outer disk is characterized with ~ 70000 LAMOST DR3 K giants after carefully correction of their selection effects. By slicing the data into various Galactocentric radius bins, we are able to fit the vertical stellar density profile with a models composed of two isothermal-sheet disks and an oblate power-law halo. We find that although the thin disk is significantly flared, the radial surface density profile can extend to as far as 19 kpc. Beyond 12 kpc, only one …

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