Orbits and Origins of the Young Stars in the Central Parsec
Figure 1: :
The distribution of orbital planes as determined from individual stellar
orbits. The normal vector for each star's orbital plane, plus
the associated uncertainty in that vector, describes a cone
in 3D space. This cone can be projected as an elliptical region
onto a celestial sphere centered on the black hole.
The projected 3 sigma region of the normal vectors
are plotted on an Aitoff projection of this celestial sphere with
clockwise rotators in red and counter-clockwise in blue. See article
for more details. Image credit: J. Lu & collaborators.