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SMASH 1: A VERY FAINT GLOBULAR CLUSTER DISRUPTING in the OUTER REACHES of the LMC?

Martin, Nicolas F; Jungbluth, Valentin; Nidever, David L.; Bell, Eric F; Besla, Gurtina; Blum, Robert D.; Conn, Blair; Cioni, M.-R. L; Kaleida, Catherine C.; Gallart, Carme

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We present the discovery of a very faint stellar system, SMASH 1, that is potentially a satellite of the Large Magellanic Cloud. Found within the Survey of the Magellanic Stellar History (SMASH), SMASH 1 is a compact (rh=9.1-3.4 +5.9pc) and very low luminosity (Mv=-1.0±0.9,Lv=102.3±0.4L⊙ ) stellar system that is revealed by its sparsely populated main sequence and a handful of red giant branch candidate member stars. The photometric properties of these stars are compatible with a metal-poor...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/153578
Source: Astrophysical Journal Letters
DOI: 10.3847/2041-8205/830/1/L10

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