Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 69, Issue 2, pp 495–503 | Cite as

Large Magellanic Cloud loop nebulae and their stellar contents

  • E. H. Geyer
  • U. Hopp


Linear correlations between the diameter log Φ of ring-shaped nebulae and the total number logN of embedded stars for two absolute magnitude levels of −2m and +2m for the LMC have been found. This shows that less luminous stars are also contributing towards the illumination of the nebulae. A method for the determination of relative ages of these loop nebulae is described.


Linear Correlation Absolute Magnitude Magellanic Cloud Large Magellanic Cloud Magnitude Level 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. H. Geyer
    • 1
  • U. Hopp
    • 2
  1. 1.Observatorium Hoher ListSternwarte der Universität BonnDaunF.R.G.
  2. 2.Wilhelm Foerster SternwarteBerlinF.R.G.

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