Masks in the Milky Way

  • K. C. Freeman
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 319)

Abstract

The dust mask is the most obvious of the masks that obscure our view of the Milky Way. But there are others, including the mass mask, kinematical masks, and structural, chemical and dynamical masks. In each case, there are ways to penetrate the mask.

Keywords

Milky Way galaxies dust galaxy dynamics chemical abundances 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. C. Freeman
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  1. 1.Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Mt Stromlo ObservatoryThe Australian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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