Large Magellanic Cloud Near-infrared Synoptic Survey. V. PeriodLuminosity Relations of Miras Academic Article uri icon


  • 2017. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.. We study the near-infrared properties of 690 Mira candidates in the central region of the Large Magellanic Cloud, based on time-series observations at JHK s. We use densely sampled I-band observations from the OGLE project to generate template light curves in the near-infrared and derive robust mean magnitudes at those wavelengths. We obtain near-infrared Period-Luminosity relations for oxygen-rich Miras with a scatter as low as 0.12 mag at K s. We study the Period-Luminosity-Color relations and the color excesses of carbon-rich Miras, which show evidence for a substantially different reddening law.

published proceedings

  • The Astronomical Journal

author list (cited authors)

  • Yuan, W., Macri, L. M., He, S., Huang, J. Z., Kanbur, S. M., & Ngeow, C.

publication date

  • January 1, 2017 11:11 AM