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Paper: Stellar Distribution in the Galactic Disc from NIR Color-magnitude Diagrams
Volume: 317, Milky Way Surveys: The Structure and Evolution of Our Galaxy
Page: 271
Authors: Cabrera-Lavers, A.; Garzon, F.; Hammersley, P.
Abstract: We analyze the stellar distribution in the Galactic disc via NIR color-magnitude diagrams (CMDs). Extinction measurements in the K band are also extracted from the diagrams both for supporting stellar counts predictions of the Besançon and “SKY” models and for comparing with a three dimensional model of the Galactic extinction. The method is based on extracting a well known stellar population from the CMDs providing a simple empirical way to obtain the stellar density and interstellar extinction along a line of sight.
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