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The VMC survey: I. Strategy and first data

Cioni, M.-R. L; Clementini, G; Girardi, L; Guandalini, R; Gullieuszik, M; Miszalski, B; Moretti, B; Ripepi, V; Rubele, S; Wilkinson, Mark, I.; Wood, Peter R; Moretti, M I; Cross, N J G; Emerson, J. P.; Irwin, M. J.; Ivanov, V. D.; Moore, Ben; Napiwotzki, R; Wilkinson, M I


Context. The new VISual and Infrared Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA) has started operations. Over its first five years it will be collecting data for six public surveys, one of which is the near-infrared YJKs VISTA survey of the Magellanic Clouds system (VMC). This survey comprises the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), the Small Magellanic Cloud, the Magellanic Bridge connecting the two galaxies and two fields in the Magellanic Stream. Aims. This paper provides an overview of the VMC survey...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Astronomy and Astrophysics
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201016137
Access Rights: Open Access


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