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Rotation of Early B-type Stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud: the role of Evolution and Metallicity

Keller, Stefan

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I present measurements of the projected rotational velocities of a sample of 100 early B-type main-sequence stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). This is the first extragalactic study of the distribution of stellar rotational velocities. The sample is drawn from two sources: from the vicinity of the main-sequence turnoff of young clusters (ages 1-3 × 107 yr) and from the general field. I find that the cluster population exhibits significantly more rapid rotation than that seen in the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/87310
Source: Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia
DOI: 10.1071/AS04024

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