We detected extended, curved stellar tidal tails emanating from the sparse, disrupting halo globular cluster Pal 5, which cover 10 degrees on the sky. These streams allow us to infer the orbit of Pal 5 and to ultimately constrain the Galactic potential at its location.
GAIA Spectroscopy: Science and Technology
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- 4 pages, 3 figures, uses newpasp.sty. To appear in: Proceedings of the Monte Rosa Conference "GAIA Spectroscopy, Science, and Technology", Gressoney Saint Jean (Valle d'Aosta, Italy), Sept 9-12, 2002, ed. U. Munari, ASP Conf. Ser., in press