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Large Magellanic Cloud loop nebulae and their stellar contents

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Linear correlations between the diameter log Φ of ring-shaped nebulae and the total number logN of embedded stars for two absolute magnitude levels of −2m and +2m for the LMC have been found. This shows that less luminous stars are also contributing towards the illumination of the nebulae. A method for the determination of relative ages of these loop nebulae is described.

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Based on observations collected at the Boyden Observatory, Bloemfontein, South Africa and the European Southern Observatory, La Silla, Chile.

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Geyer, E.H., Hopp, U. Large Magellanic Cloud loop nebulae and their stellar contents. Astrophys Space Sci 69, 495–503 (1980).

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  • Linear Correlation
  • Absolute Magnitude
  • Magellanic Cloud
  • Large Magellanic Cloud
  • Magnitude Level