We have cross-matched the LAMOST DR3 with the Gaia DR1 TGAS catalogs and obtained a sample of 166,827 stars with reliable kinematics. A technique based on the wavelet transform was applied to detect significant overdensities in velocity space among five subsamples divided by spatial position. In total, 16 significant overdensities of stars with very similar kinematics were identified. Among these, four are new stream candidates and the rest are previously known groups. Both the U–V velocity and metallicity distributions of the local sample show a clear gap between the Hercules structure and the Hyades–Pleiades structure. The U–V positions of these peaks shift with the spatial position. Following a description of our analysis, we speculate on possible origins of our stream candidates.
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National Natural Science Foundation of China grants 11390371, 11233004, U1431106, 11573035, 11625313, NSF AST-1358787
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Liang, X. L., Zhao, J., Oswalt, T. D., Chen, Y. Q., Zhang, L., & Zhao, G. (2017). Stellar Stream Candidates in the Solar Neighborhood Found in the LAMOST DR3 and TGAS. The Astrophysical Journal, 844(2). https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aa7cf7