Resolving the Core of R136 in the Optical

  title={Resolving the Core of R136 in the Optical},
  author={Venu M. Kalari and Elliott P. Horch and Ricardo Salinas and Jorick S. Vink and Morten Andersen and Joachim M. Bestenlehner and M{\'o}nica Rubio},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
The sharpest optical images of the R136 cluster in the Large Magellanic Cloud are presented, allowing us for the first time to resolve members of the central core, including R136a1, the most-massive star known. These data were taken using the Gemini speckle imager Zorro in medium-band filters with effective wavelengths similar to BVRI achieving angular resolutions between 30–40 mas. All stars previously known in the literature, having V < 16 mag within the central 2″ × 2″, were recovered… 



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