Extinction in the Large Magellanic Cloud

Abstract

We present an extinction map of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), using 204,502 stars from the Two Micron All Sky Survey point source catalog. We first use the NICE method to determine the reddening distribution, E(H − K) and E(J−H), which we compare to the HI distribution to find a near-infrared reddening law of E(J − H)/E(H − K) = 1.20 ± 0.04. A visual… (More)

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