Variable stars in the VVV globular clusters

J. Alonso-Garcí, I. Dékány, M. Catelan, R. Contreras Ramos, D. Minniti

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The VVV survey is observing the central regions of our Galaxy in the near-infrared, where the extinction is highly diminished, in several epochs. Numerous inner Galactic globular clusters fall inside the area covered by the VVV survey. Most of these clusters, especially the faintest ones, have been poorly studied due to the presence of severe extinction and high stellar densities in the field. We have started a search for variable stars in these clusters. Our main aim is to obtain a better determination of the physical parameters of these globular clusters using the information provided by their variables.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63
Number of pages1
JournalRevista Mexicana de Astronomia y Astrofisica: Serie de Conferencias
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2014
Event14th Latin American Regional IAU Meeting, LARIM 2013 - Florianopolis, Brazil
Duration: 24 Nov 201330 Nov 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics


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