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Volume 367, Number 1, February III 2001
Page(s) 106 - 110
Section Galactic structure and dynamics
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20000421

A&A 367, 106-110 (2001)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20000421

The bulge luminosity functions in the MSX infrared bands

M. López-Corredoira1, M. Cohen2 and P. L. Hammersley1

1  Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, 38200 La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
2  Radio Astronomy Laboratory, 601 Campbell Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

(Received 9 June 2000 / Accepted 30 November 2000)

We use an inversion technique to derive the luminosity functions of the Galactic bulge from point source counts extracted from the Midcourse Space Experiment's Point Source Catalog (version 1.2).

Key words: Galaxy: stellar content -- Galaxy: structure -- infrared: stars

Offprint request: M. López-Corredoira, martinlc@ll.iac.es

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