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The DENIS Point Source Catalogue towards the Magellanic Clouds

Abstract : We have compiled the near infrared Point Source Catalogue (PSC) towards the Magellanic Clouds (MCs) extracted from the data obtained with the Deep Near Infrared Survey of the Southern Sky - DENIS (Epchtein et al. 1997). The catalogue covers an area of of 19.87* 16 square degrees centered on (RA, DEC)=(5h27m20s, -69o00\'00\'\') for the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) and 14.7* 10 square degrees centered on (RA, DEC)=(h02m40s, -73o00\'00\'\' for the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) at the epoch J2000. It contains about 1300000 sources towards the LMC and 300000 sources towards the SMC each detected in at least 2 of the 3 photometric bands involved in the survey (I, J, Ks). 70% of the detected sources are true members of the Magellanic Clouds, respectively and consist mainly of red giants, asymptotic giant branch stars and super-giants. The observations have all been made with the same instrument and the data have been calibrated and reduced uniformly. The catalogue provides a homogeneous set of photometric data.
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M-R. Cioni, C. Loup, H. J. Habing, P. Fouque', E. Bertin, et al.. The DENIS Point Source Catalogue towards the Magellanic Clouds. Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series, EDP Sciences, 2000, 144, pp.235-245. ⟨10.1051/aas:2000210⟩. ⟨hal-00005499⟩

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