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Formula for the star density of the milky way? 
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Jan1313, 02:10 PM

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It would be great if any of you could give me an aproximate formula of the star density of the milky way, as far as i know (and i'm not pretty sure), it falls off exponentially, both vertically and radially. The formula i have in my head would be something like
##Density \propto e^{R/a}*e^{h/b}## where R and h would be the radius and the height (taking as center the center of the galaxy) and a and b would be constants that i need to find. how wrong am i? could you help me find a and b? (the central budge isn't included in that formula) 


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