AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
Session 142 Galactic Structure, Halo and High Velocity
Poster, Thursday, January 13, 2005, 9:20am-4:00pm, Exhibit Hall

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[142.03] Further Evidence for the Canis Major Galaxy

A.J. Drake (Princeton)

We analyze deep widefield V and R photometry from candidate open clusters in the direction of the recently discovered Monoceros ring and the proposed Canis Major dwarf galaxy remnant. For two fields we find significant evidence for a new stellar population which is not explained by known Galactic components such as the warp, flare and spiral arms. One field exhibits significant evidence for a discrete population of stars at a heliocentric distance of 8 kpc in support of the existence of the Canis Major remnant galaxy.

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