Kinematic selection of cluster stars in Field 10-8 in one of the cameras of WFPC2, Wide Field 4 (WF4). The selection was performed for each chip separately using a hard cut-off; cluster stars have a small velocity dispersion, which therefore biases the relative zeropoint of the proper motions of bulge stars. Thus, the cluster stars must be excluded from the reference frame used to calculate bulge proper motions. Top panel: proper motions in pixel yr-1 before the refinement of the stars used as the basis for the inter-epoch transformations for WF4 chip in Field 10-8; where black dots are bulge stars, and orange dots are those kinematically classified as cluster stars. Second row: proper motions in pixels μx and μy as a function of the x − y coordinates before the correction. Bottom row: same as the second row, but after applying the correction.
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