Photometric Properties of Long-Period Variables in the Large Magellanic Cloud

  • Sachiyo Noda
  • Mine Takeuti
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 283)


Approximately four thousand light curves of red variable stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) were selected from the 2.3-year duration MOA database by a period analysis using the Phase Dispersion Minimization method. Their optical features (amplitudes, periodicities, position in CMD) were investigated. Stars with large amplitudes and high periodicities were distributed on the only one strip amongst multiple structure on the LMC period-luminosity relation. In the CMD, the five strips were located in the order of the period. The stars with characterized light curves were also discussed


Red variables period-luminosity relation massive photometry 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sachiyo Noda
    • 1
  • Mine Takeuti
    • 2
  1. 1.National Astronomical ObservatoryMitakaJapan
  2. 2.Astronomical InstituteTohoku UniversityAobaJapan

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