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AKARI IRC survey of the large magellanic cloud: outline of the survey and initial results

Ita, Yoshifusa, Onaka, Takashi, Kato, Daisuke, TanabÉ, Toshihiko, Sakon, Itsuki, Kaneda, Hidehiro, Kawamura, Akiko, Shimonishi, Takashi, Wada, Takehiko, Usui, Fumihiko, Koo, Bon-Chul, Matsuura, Mikako ORCID:, Takahashi, Hidenori, Nakada, Yoshikazu, Hasegawa, Tetsuo and Tamura, Motohide 2008. AKARI IRC survey of the large magellanic cloud: outline of the survey and initial results. Publications of Astronomical Society of Japan 60 (sp2) , S435–S451. 10.1093/pasj/60.sp2.S435

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We observed an area of 10deg² of the Large Magellanic Cloud using the Infrared Camera (IRC) on board AKARI. The observations were carried out using five imaging filters (3, 7, 11, 15, and 24μm) and adispersion prism (2-5μm, λ / Δλ sim 20) equipped in the IRC. This paper describes an outline of our survey project, and presents some initial results using imaging data that detected over 5.9 × 10⁵ near-infrared and 6.4 × 10⁴ mid-infrared point sources. The 10 σ detection limits of our survey are about 16.5, 14.0, 12.3, 10.8, and 9.2 in Vega-magnitude at 3, 7, 11, 15, and 24μm, respectively. The 11 and 15μm data, which are unique to AKARI IRC, allow us to construct color-magnitude diagrams that are useful to identify stars with circumstellar dust. We found anew sequence in the color-magnitude diagram, which is attributed to red giants with luminosity fainter than that of the tip of the first red-giant branch. We suggest that this sequence is likely to be related to the broad emission feature of aluminum oxide at 11.5μm. The 11 and 15μm data also indicate that the ([11]-[15]) color of both oxygen-rich and carbon-rich red giants once becomes blue, and then turns red again in the course of their evolution, probably due to a change in the flux ratio of the silicate or silicon carbide emission feature at 10 or 11.3μm to the 15μm flux....

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISSN: 0004-6264
Date of Acceptance: 21 August 2008
Last Modified: 10 May 2024 13:00

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