Kinematic segregation of nearby disk stars from the Hipparcos database

R. E. de Souza, R. Teixeira
2007 Astronomy and Astrophysics  
To better understand our Galaxy, we investigate the pertinency of describing the sys tem of nearby disk stars in terms of a two-components Schwarzschild velocity distributio n.Using the proper motion and parallax information of Hipparcos database, we determine t he parameters characterizing the local stellar velocity field of a sample of 22000 disk stars. The sample we use is essentially the same as the one described by the criteria ad opted to study the LSR and the stream motion of the nearby stellar population
doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20066257 fatcat:wypwrnvbl5b6dai5zaxcpycniy