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Proposal Information for 2014A-0270


PI: Carl J. Grillmair, California Institute of Technology, carl@ipac.caltech.edu
Address: Spitzer Science Center, Mail Stop 220-6, 1200 E. California Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91125, U.S.A.

CoI: Nathan Hetherington, University of Toronto
CoI: Raymond G. Carlberg, University of Toronto
CoI: Beth WIllman, Haverford College

Title: Extending the Orphan Stream with DECam

Abstract: We propose to use DECam to trace the Orphan stellar stream another 41\arcdeg to the south, increasing its known extent from 70\arcdeg to 111\arcdeg. By extending the stream into regions less confused by the stronger Sagittarius stream, we can i) refine the orbit the stream, 2) better constrain the shape of the Galactic potential, and iii) eventually probe the population of dark matter subhalos out to 100 kpc. The unique capabilities of DECam make this project doable in just a single night of observing time.


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