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2018A&A...613L...8N - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 613, L8-8 (2018/5-1)

The VMC survey. XXX. Stellar proper motions in the central parts of the Small Magellanic Cloud.

NIEDERHOFER F., CIONI M.-R.L., RUBELE S., SCHMIDT T., BEKKI K., DE GRIJS R., EMERSON J., IVANOV V.D., MARCONI M., OLIVEIRA J.M., PETR-GOTZENS M.G., RIPEPI V., VAN LOON J.T. and ZAGGIA S.

Abstract (from CDS):

We present the first spatially resolved map of stellar proper motions within the central (∼3.1x2.4kpc) regions of the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC). The data used for this study encompasses four tiles from the ongoing near-infrared VISTA survey of the Magellanic Clouds system and covers a total contiguous area on the sky of ∼6.81deg2. Proper motions have been calculated independently in two dimensions from the spatial offsets in the Ks filter over time baselines between 22 and 27 months. The reflex motions of approximately 33000 background galaxies are used to calibrate the stellar motions to an absolute scale. The resulting catalog is composed of more than 690 000 stars which have been selected based on their position in the (J-Ks, Ks) color-magnitude diagram. For the median absolute proper motion of the SMC, we find (µαcos(δ), µδ)=(1.087±0.192(sys.)±0.003(stat.), -1.187±0.008(sys.)±0.003(stat.))mas/yr, consistent with previous studies. Mapping the proper motions as a function of position within the SMC reveals a nonuniform velocity pattern indicative of a tidal feature behind the main body of the SMC and a flow of stars in the south-east moving predominantly along the line-of-sight.

Abstract Copyright: © ESO 2018

Journal keyword(s): proper motions - surveys - galaxies: individual: SMC - Magellanic Clouds - stars: kinematics and dynamics

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