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Table 3

Relative number of each luminosity class in the synthetic data provided by the Besançon model. The range in Ks was defined according to the limiting magnitude of the VVV data in each region.

Luminosity classes
(relative number [%])

(l,b) [deg] (0.0, −9.5) (0.0, −6.0) (0.0, −3.0)
Ks range [mag] 11.5−18.0 11.5−18.0 11.5−17.0

Main-sequence 76.9 67.7 17.8
Subgiants 16.5 22.7 35.9
Giants 6.5 9.5 45.9
Supergiants 0.04 0.02 0.05
White dwarfs 0.05 0.06 0.3
Bright giants  <0.001 0.001 0.02

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