Milky Way satellites

I spent time discussing with Rix and then reading Sergey Koposov's (MPIA) draft paper on the luminosity distribution of Milky Way satellites. It is a nice paper because he re-discovers all of the satellites automatically, and can therefore do an objective completeness analysis as a function of luminosity, size, and distance. His results still depend on the (unknown) radial distribution; I argued that he can determine that, with significant uncertainty, from his data directly, or in conjunction with the luminosity distribution.

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