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Proposal Information for 2013B-0246


PI: Robert Blum, NOAO, rblum@noao.edu
Address: PO Box 26732, 950 North Cherry Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85726-6732, USA

CoI: Augusto Damineli, IAG, Universidade de Sao Paulo

Title: The Double Cluster R136/R141-142 in 30 Doradus: A Definitve Study of the Low Mass Stellar Component

Abstract: We propose to obtain data in J, H, and K-bands of the star burst cluster, R136, in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Space based, deep, high angular resolution images, of R136 have suggested, but not definitively shown that the low mass end of the IMF in R136 has a turnover at about 2 Msun. GEMS images will uniquely provide the answer, and no optical-infrared system will have the potential to do better unitl the era of the GSMT. This proposal is based on a successful trial run during GeMS SV in 2013A. We knew at the time the delivered image quality would not be sufficient since we relaxed the constraints in order to get some data to understand and help commission the system. See Figure 1 and experimanetal design.


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