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Erratum : The mass distribution and gravitational potential of the Milky Way

McMillan, Paul J. LU (2017) In Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 466(1). p.174-174
Abstract

The paper 'The mass distribution and gravitational potential of the Milky Way' was published in MNRAS, 465, 76. An error when converting densities measured in M pc-3 into units of GeV cm-3 meant that the density quoted in GeV cm-3 was overstated (a factor of 39.77 was used, where 37.97 should have been). This occurred in the abstract and in the caption of Table 2. In each case, the value and uncertainty for the local dark matter density should have been given as 0.38 ± 0.04 GeV cm-3. None of the other values quoted in the study were affected by this error.

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Galaxy: fundamental parameters, Galaxy: kinematics and dynamics, Galaxy: structure, Methods: statistical
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Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
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466
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Wiley-Blackwell
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0035-8711
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10.1093/mnras/stw3143
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  abstract     = {<p>The paper 'The mass distribution and gravitational potential of the Milky Way' was published in MNRAS, 465, 76. An error when converting densities measured in M<sub>⊙</sub> pc-3 into units of GeV cm<sup>-3</sup> meant that the density quoted in GeV cm<sup>-3</sup> was overstated (a factor of 39.77 was used, where 37.97 should have been). This occurred in the abstract and in the caption of Table 2. In each case, the value and uncertainty for the local dark matter density should have been given as 0.38 ± 0.04 GeV cm<sup>-3</sup>. None of the other values quoted in the study were affected by this error.</p>},
  author       = {McMillan, Paul J.},
  issn         = {0035-8711},
  keyword      = {Galaxy: fundamental parameters,Galaxy: kinematics and dynamics,Galaxy: structure,Methods: statistical},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {174--174},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  title        = {Erratum : The mass distribution and gravitational potential of the Milky Way},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stw3143},
  volume       = {466},
  year         = {2017},
}