The VLT-FLAMES Tarantula Survey

  title={The VLT-FLAMES Tarantula Survey},
  author={C. J. Evans and N. Bastian and Y. Beletsky and I. Brott and M. Cantiello and J. Clark and P. Crowther and A. D. Koter and S. D. Mink and P. Dufton and P. Dunstall and M. Gieles and G. Gr{\"a}fener and V. H{\'e}nault-Brunet and A. Herrero and I. Howarth and N. Langer and D. Lennon and J. M. Apell'aniz and N. Markova and F. Najarro and J. Puls and H. Sana and S. Sim{\'o}n-D{\'i}az and S. Smartt and V. Stroud and W. Taylor and C. Trundle and J. V. Loon and J. Vink and N. Walborn},
  • C. J. Evans, N. Bastian, +28 authors N. Walborn
  • Published 2009
  • Physics
  • The Tarantula Survey is an ambitious ESO Large Programme that has obtained multi-epoch spectroscopy of over 1,000 massive stars in the 30 Doradus region of the Large Magellanic Cloud. Here we introduce the scientific motivations of the survey and give an overview of the observational sample. Ultimately, quantitative analysis of every star, paying particular attention to the effects of rotational mixing and binarity, will be used to address fundamental questions in both stellar and cluster… CONTINUE READING
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