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SMC in space and time: a project to study the evolution of the prototype interacting late-type dwarf galaxy


Tosi, M and Gallagher, J and Sabbi, E and Glatt, K and Grebel, EK and Christian, C and Cignoni, M and Clementini, G and Cole, AA and Da Costa, G and Harbeck, D and Marconi, M and Meixner, M and Nota, A and Sirianni, M and Smecker-Hane, T, SMC in space and time: a project to study the evolution of the prototype interacting late-type dwarf galaxy, Low-Metallicity Star Formation: From Stars to Dwarf Galaxies, Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, IAU Symposium, Volume 255, 16-20 June, 2008, Rapallo, Liguria, Italy, pp. 381-386. ISBN 9780521889865 (2008) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1017/S1743921308025118


We introduce the SMC in space and time, a large coordinated space and ground-based program to study star formation processes and history, as well as variable stars, structure, kinematics and chemical evolution of the whole SMC. Here, we present the Colour-Magnitude Diagrams (CMDs) resulting from HST/ACS photometry, aimed at deriving the star formation history (SFH) in six fields of the SMC. The fields are located in the central regions, in the stellar halo, and in the wing toward the LMC. The CMDs are very deep, well beyond the oldest Main Sequence Turn-Off, and will allow us to derive the SFH over the entire Hubble time.

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Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:(galaxies:) Magellanic Clouds; galaxies: dwarf; galaxies: evolution; galaxies: stellar content
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Astronomical sciences
Research Field:Galactic astronomy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
UTAS Author:Cole, AA (Associate Professor Andrew Cole)
ID Code:58595
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Physics
Deposited On:2009-10-15
Last Modified:2009-10-15

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