Ref: ASTROimport-983

The VISTA Near-infrared YJKs Public Survey of the Magellanic Clouds System (VMC)

Cioni, M.-R. ; Clementini, G. ; Girardi, L. ; Guandalini, R. ; Gullieuszik, M. ; Miszalski, B. ; Moretti, M.-I. ; Ripepi, V. ; Rubele, S. ; Bagheri, G. ; Bekki, K. ; Cross, N. ; de Blok, E. ; de Grijs, R. ; Emerson, J. ; Evans, C. ; Gibson, B. ; Gonzales-Solares, E. ; Groenewegen, M. ; Irwin, M. ; Ivanov, V. ; Lewis, J. ; Marconi, M. ; Marquette, J.-B. ; Mastropietro, C. ; Moore, B. ; Napiwotzki, R. ; Naylor, T. ; Oliveira, J. ; Read, M. ; Sutorius, E. ; van Loon, J. ; Wilkinson, M. ; Wood, P.

published in The Messenger, 144, pp. 25-31 (2011)

Abstract: The VISTA public survey project VMC targets the Large Magellanic Cloud, the Small Magellanic Cloud, the Bridge and two fields in the Stream. The VMC survey is a uniform and homogeneous survey in the Y, J and Ks near-infrared filters. The main goals are the determination of the star formation history and the three-dimensional structure of the Magellanic system. The survey is therefore designed to reach stars as faint as the oldest main sequence turn-off point and to constrain the mean magnitude of pulsating variable stars such as RR Lyrae and Cepheids. We provide a brief overview of the survey strategy and first science results. Further details are given in Cioni et al. (2011).

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