The VMC survey: I. Strategy and first data

@article{Cioni2010TheVS,
  title={The VMC survey: I. Strategy and first data},
  author={Maria-Rosa L. Cioni and Gisella Clementini and L{\'e}o Girardi and Roald Guandalini and Marco Gullieuszik and Brent Miszalski and M. I. Moretti and Vincenzo Ripepi and Stefano Rubele and G. Bagheri and Kenji Bekki and N J G Cross and W.J.G. de Blok and Richard de Grijs and James P. Emerson and C. J. Evans and Brad K. Gibson and Eduardo Gonzales-Solares and Martin A. T. Groenewegen and Michael J. Irwin and Valentin D. Ivanov and J. R. Lewis and Marcella Marconi and Jean Baptiste Marquette and Chiara Mastropietro and Bradley Moore and Ralf Napiwotzki and Tim Naylor and J M Oliveira and Mike A. Read and E. T. W. Sutorius and Jacco Th. van Loon and Mark I. Wilkinson and Peter Wood},
  journal={Scopus},
  year={2010}
}
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