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galkin: Milky Way rotation curve data handler

Postby Ada Coda » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:10 pm

galkin: Milky Way rotation curve data handler

Abstract: galkin is a compilation of kinematic measurements tracing the rotation curve of our Galaxy, together with a tool to treat the data. The compilation is optimized to Galactocentric radii between 3 and 20 kpc and includes the kinematics of gas, stars and masers in a total of 2780 measurements collected from almost four decades of literature. The user-friendly software provided selects, treats and retrieves the data of all source references considered. This tool is especially designed to facilitate the use of kinematic data in dynamical studies of the Milky Way with various applications ranging from dark matter constraints to tests of modified gravity.

Credit: Pato, Miguel; Iocco, Fabio


Bibcode: 2017ascl.soft11011P

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ID: ascl:1711.011
Last edited by Ada Coda on Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:34 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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