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DECam Community Workshop

DECam Community Science Workshop 2018: Science Highlights, Coming Opportunities, LSST Synergies

May 21-22, 2018 • Tucson, Arizona

Talk Abstracts

Uncovering the SMASHed up Magellanic Clouds

David Nidever

Our knowledge of the formation and evolution of dwarf galaxies is
limited. To gain a better understanding of the formation history of
the nearby Small and Large Magellanic Clouds, SMASH (Survey of the
MAgellanic Stellar History) has imaged ~2400 square degrees (at 20%
filling factor) to 24th mag in gri (uz~23). These observations are
alllowing us to map the expected stellar debris, extended stellar
populations, and star formation histories of the Clouds with
unprecedented fidelity. I will present SMASH results on the stellar
peripheries of the Magelllanic Clouds that are helping us piece
together the complication intercation history of these nearby dwarf

Authors: David Nidever, Knut Olsen


The DECam Community Science Workshop is sponsored by the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO). NOAO is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), Inc. under cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.

AURA, inc. NSF

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