IRSF/SIRIUS JHKs Near-Infrared Variable Star Survey in the Magellanic Clouds

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We carried out a NIR variable star survey toward the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds using the InfraRed Survey Facility (IRSF) at Sutherland, South African Astronomical Observatory. This survey project was initiated in December 2000, and since then, we kept monitoring a total area of 3 square degrees along the LMC bar and also an area of 1 square degree around the center of the SMC, sufficiently large to do statistical analysis and to make complete catalog of variable red giants in the Magellanic Clouds. The detection limits (S/N=10) of the survey are 17.0, 16.5 and 15.5 at J, H and Ks, respectively. In this article, we present some results on infrared variables that are not detected by the previous optical surveys. We show that they do not fall on the standard period-Ks magnitude relation for Mira-type variables pulsating in the fundamental mode.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStellar Pulsation
Subtitle of host publicationChallenges for Theory and Observation - Proceedings of the International Conference
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Stellar Pulsation: Challenges for Theory and Observation - Santa Fe, NM, United States
Duration: 2009 May 312009 Jun 5

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


OtherInternational Conference on Stellar Pulsation: Challenges for Theory and Observation
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySanta Fe, NM


  • Stars: Agb and post-agb - Infrared: Stars

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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