We introduce a multicomponent chemo-dynamical method for splitting the Galactic population of globular clusters (GCs) into three distinct constituents: bulge, disc, and stellar halo. The latter is further decomposed into the individual large accretion events that built up the Galactic stellar halo: the Gaia-Enceladus-Sausage, Kraken and Sequoia structures, and the Sagittarius and Helmi streams. Our modelling is extensively tested using mock GC samples constructed from the AURIGA suite of hydrodynamical simulations of Milky Way (MW)-like galaxies. We find that, on average, a proportion of the accreted GCs cannot be associated with their true infall group and are left ungrouped, biasing our recovered population numbers to similar to 80 per cent of their true value. Furthermore, the identified groups have a completeness and a purity of only similar to 65 per cent. This reflects the difficulty of the problem, a result of the large degree of overlap in energy-action space of the debris from past accretion events. We apply the method to the Galactic data to infer, in a statistically robust and easily quantifiable way, the GCs associated with each MW accretion event. The resulting groups' population numbers of GCs, corrected for biases, are then used to infer the halo and stellar masses of the now defunct satellites that built up the halo of the MW.

The chemo-dynamical groups of Galactic globular Clusters / Thomas M Callingham; Marius Cautun; Alis J Deason; Carlos S Frenk; Robert J J Grand; Federico Marinacci. - In: MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY. - ISSN 0035-8711. - STAMPA. - 513:3(2022), pp. 4107-4129. [10.1093/mnras/stac1145]

The chemo-dynamical groups of Galactic globular Clusters

Federico Marinacci
2022

Abstract

We introduce a multicomponent chemo-dynamical method for splitting the Galactic population of globular clusters (GCs) into three distinct constituents: bulge, disc, and stellar halo. The latter is further decomposed into the individual large accretion events that built up the Galactic stellar halo: the Gaia-Enceladus-Sausage, Kraken and Sequoia structures, and the Sagittarius and Helmi streams. Our modelling is extensively tested using mock GC samples constructed from the AURIGA suite of hydrodynamical simulations of Milky Way (MW)-like galaxies. We find that, on average, a proportion of the accreted GCs cannot be associated with their true infall group and are left ungrouped, biasing our recovered population numbers to similar to 80 per cent of their true value. Furthermore, the identified groups have a completeness and a purity of only similar to 65 per cent. This reflects the difficulty of the problem, a result of the large degree of overlap in energy-action space of the debris from past accretion events. We apply the method to the Galactic data to infer, in a statistically robust and easily quantifiable way, the GCs associated with each MW accretion event. The resulting groups' population numbers of GCs, corrected for biases, are then used to infer the halo and stellar masses of the now defunct satellites that built up the halo of the MW.
2022
The chemo-dynamical groups of Galactic globular Clusters / Thomas M Callingham; Marius Cautun; Alis J Deason; Carlos S Frenk; Robert J J Grand; Federico Marinacci. - In: MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY. - ISSN 0035-8711. - STAMPA. - 513:3(2022), pp. 4107-4129. [10.1093/mnras/stac1145]
Thomas M Callingham; Marius Cautun; Alis J Deason; Carlos S Frenk; Robert J J Grand; Federico Marinacci
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