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Using Gaia as an Astrometric Tool for Deep Ground-based Surveys

  • Dana I. Casetti-Dinescu (a1), Terrence M. Girard (a2) and Michael Schriefer (a1)

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Gaia DR1 positions are used to astrometrically calibrate three epochs’ worth of Subaru SuprimeCam images in the fields of globular cluster NGC 2419 and the Sextans dwarf spheroidal galaxy. Distortion-correction “maps” are constructed from a combination of offset dithers and reference to Gaia DR1. These are used to derive absolute proper motions in the field of NGC 2419. Notably, we identify the photometrically-detected Monoceros structure in the foreground of NGC 2419 as a kinematically-cold population of stars, distinct from Galactic-field stars. This project demonstrates the feasibility of combining Gaia with deep, ground-based surveys, thus extending high-quality astrometry to magnitudes beyond the limits of Gaia.

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Carballo-Bello, J. A., Munõz, R. R., Carlin, J. L., Côté, P., Geha, M., Simon, J. D., & Djorgovski, S. G. ApJ, 805, 51
Gaia Collaboration et al., 2016, A&A, 595, 1
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Using Gaia as an Astrometric Tool for Deep Ground-based Surveys

  • Dana I. Casetti-Dinescu (a1), Terrence M. Girard (a2) and Michael Schriefer (a1)

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