The H-R Diagrams of The LMC and SMC

  • C. D. Garmany
  • E. L. Fitzpatrick
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 157)


We present new determinations of the H-R diagrams for luminous, hot stars in the LMC and the SMC. Using all available photometric and spectroscopic data, we discuss the conversion of the observed measurements to temperature and luminosity. The resulting H-R diagrams for normal stars confirm the upper luminosity limit, and also show an interesting “ridge” not noted before.


Effective Temperature Spectral Type MAGELLANIC Cloud Evolutionary Track Large MAGELLANIC Cloud 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. D. Garmany
    • 1
  • E. L. Fitzpatrick
    • 2
  1. 1.Joint Institute for Laboratory AstrophysicsUniversity of Colorado and National Institute of Standards and TechnologyBoulderUSA
  2. 2.Princeton University ObservatoryPrincetonUSA

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