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The Vertical Structure of the Halo Rotation

  • C. Boily, P. Patsis, S. Portegies, R. Spurzem, C. Theis, T. D. Kinman (a1), C. Cacciari (a2), A. Bragaglia (a3), A. Buzzoni (a3) and A. Spagna (a4)...

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New GSC-II proper motions of RR Lyrae and Blue Horizontal Branch (BHB) stars near the North Galactic Pole are used to show that the Galactic Halo 5 kpc above the Plane has a significantly retrograde galactic rotation.

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The Vertical Structure of the Halo Rotation

  • C. Boily, P. Patsis, S. Portegies, R. Spurzem, C. Theis, T. D. Kinman (a1), C. Cacciari (a2), A. Bragaglia (a3), A. Buzzoni (a3) and A. Spagna (a4)...

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