1 Leibniz-Institüt für Astrophysik Potsdam, An der Sternwarte 16, 14482 Potsdam, Germany
2 University of Hertfordshire, PAM, College Lane, Hatfield AL10 9AB, United Kingdom
3 INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte, Salita Moiariello 16, 80131 Napoli, Italy
4 INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna, via Gobetti 93/3, 40129 Bologna, Italy
5 Koninklijke Sterrenwacht van België, Ringlaan 3, 1180 Brussels, Belgium
6 Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Peking University, Yi He Yuan Lu 5, Hai Dian District, Beijing 100871, China
Published online: 8 September 2017
The VISTA survey of the Magellanic Clouds system (VMC) began observations in 2009 and since then, it has collected multi-epoch data at Ks and in addition multi-band data in Y and J for a wide range of stellar populations across the Magellanic system. Among them are pulsating variable stars: Cepheids, RR Lyrae, and asymptotic giant branch stars that represent useful tracers of the host system geometry.
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