The VVV Survey: Globular Clusters and more

Dante Minniti, María Gabriela Navarro

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Abstract

In the efforts to map the Milky Way structure, the central regions have remained very difficult to probe. The VISTA Variables in the Vía Láctea Survey (VVV) is a near-IR variability Survey that scans 560 sq.deg. across the Milky Way bulge and an adjacent section of the southern mid-plane. The main goal of the VVV Survey is to build a 3D map of the structure of the inner Galaxy and characterize its stellar populations. This survey has discovered different kinds of objects, such as globular clusters, Microlensing events, RR Lyrae stars, Cepheids, WITs, among others. The extension of the Survey (VVVX) is observing until 2020, tripling the areal coverage, and complementing the variability studies done by the VVV Survey.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-34
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Volume14
Issue numberS353
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Galaxy: bulge
  • Galaxy: structure
  • stars: variables
  • surveys

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Space and Planetary Science

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