IR imaging surveys of AGB stars in the Magellanic Clouds

M-R.L. Cioni

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    Abstract

    AGB stars are ideal IR targets because they are cool and bright. Most of them escaped detection in optical or shallow IR surveys in the eighties contributing to the puzzling missing number of AGB stars with respect to theoretical predictions and former stages of evolution. Observations and AGB models have advanced steadily in the following decades providing us with an almost complete view of the AGB stars in the Magellanic Clouds. Their properties are tracers of structure and chemistry across galaxies. New surveys will be able to fill-in the gaps, in terms of sensitivity and monitoring, providing new constraints for the formation and evolution of the Magellanic Clouds.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProcs 3rd Arena Conference
    Subtitle of host publicationAn Astronomical Observatory at CONCORDIA
    EditorsL. Spinoglio, N. Epchtein
    PublisherEuropean Astronomical Society
    Pages137-145
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

    Publication series

    NameEAS Publications Series
    PublisherEuropean Astronomical Society
    Volume40

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