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2015AJ....150...89P - Astron. J., 150, 89 (2015/September-0)

HST astrometry in the 30 Doradus region: measuring proper motions of individual stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud.

PLATAIS I., VAN DER MAREL R.P., LENNON D.J., ANDERSON J., BELLINI A., SABBI E., SANA H. and BEDIN L.R.

Abstract (from CDS):

We present measurements of positions and relative proper motions in the 30 Doradus region of the LMC. We detail the construction of a single-epoch astrometric reference frame, based on specially designed observations obtained with the two main imaging instruments Advanced Camera for Surveys/Wide Field Channel and Wide Field Camera 3/UVIS on board the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). Internal comparisons indicate a sub milliarcsecond (mas) precision in the positions and the presence of semi-periodic systematics with a mean amplitude of ∼0.8 mas. We combined these observations with numerous archival images taken with Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 and spanning 17 years. The precision of the resulting proper motions for well-measured stars around the massive cluster Radcliffe 136 (R136) can be as good as ∼20 µas/yr, although the true accuracy of proper motions is generally lower due to the residual systematic errors. The observed proper-motion dispersion for our highest-quality measurements is ∼0.1 mas/yr. Our catalog of positions and proper motions contains 86,590 stars down to V ∼ 25 and over a total area of ∼70 square arcmin. We examined the proper motions of 105 relatively bright stars and identified a total of six candidate runaway stars. We are able to tentatively confirm the runaway status of star VFTS 285, consistent with the findings from line of sight velocities, and to show that this star has likely been ejected from R136. This study demonstrates that with HST it is now possible to reliably measure proper motions of individual stars in the nearest dwarf galaxies such as the LMC.

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Journal keyword(s): astrometry - Magellanic Clouds

Nomenclature: Table 3: [PVL2015] N N=6.

Simbad objects: 14

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