Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-54372
Cioni, M R; Clementini, G; Girardi, L; Guandalini, R; Gullieuszik, M; Miszalski, B; Moretti, M I; Ripepi, V; Rubele, S; Bagheri, G; Bekki, K; Cross, N; de Blok, E; de Grijs, R; Emerson, J; Evans, C; Gibson, B; Gonzales-Solares, E; Groenewegen, M; Irwin, M; Ivanov, V; Lewis , J; Marconi, M; Marquette, J B; Mastropietro, C; Moore, B; Napiwotzki, R; Naylor, T; Oliveira, J; Read, M; Sutorius, E; van Loon, J; Wilkinson, M; Wood, P (2011). The VISTA near-infrared YJKs public survey of the Magellanic Clouds System (VMC). Messenger, 144:25-31.
The VISTA public survey project VMC targets the Large Magellanic Cloud, the Small Magellanic Cloud, the Bridge and two fields in the Stream. The VMC survey is a uniform and homogeneous survey in the Y, J and Ks near-infrared filters. The main goals are the determination of the star formation history and the three-dimensional structure of the Magellanic system. The survey is therefore designed to reach stars as faint as the oldest main sequence turn-off point and to constrain the mean magnitude of pulsating variable stars such as RR Lyrae and Cepheids. We provide a brief overview of the survey strategy and first science results. Further details are given in Cioni et al. (2011).
|Item Type:||Journal Article, not refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Theoretical Physics|
|Deposited On:||19 Feb 2012 19:10|
|Last Modified:||24 Oct 2012 22:22|
|Publisher:||European Southern Observatory|
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