Multiwavelength obs. of Miras in the LMC


We comprehensively study the variability of Miras in the Large Magellanic Cloud by simultaneously analyzing light curves in 14 bands in the range of 0.5-24{mu}m. We model over 20yr long, high-cadence I-band light curves collected by the Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment (OGLE) and fit them to light curves collected in the remaining optical/near-infrared/mid-infrared bands to derive both the variability amplitude ratio and phase lag as a function of wavelength. We show that the variability amplitude ratio declines with increasing wavelength for both oxygen-rich (O-rich) and carbon-rich (C-rich) Miras, while the variability phase lag increases slightly with increasing wavelength. In a significant number of Miras, mostly the C-rich ones, the spectral energy distributions (SEDs) require the presence of a cool component (dust) in order to match the mid-IR data. Based on SED fits for a golden sample of 140 Miras, we calculated synthetic period-luminosity relations (PLRs) in 42 bands for the existing and future sky surveys that include OGLE, the VISTA Near-Infrared YJKs Survey of the Magellanic Clouds System, Legacy Survey of Space and Time, Gaia, Spitzer, the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, the James Webb Space Telescope, the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope (formerly WFIRST), and the Hubble Space Telescope. We show that the synthetic PLR slope decreases with increasing wavelength for both the O-rich and C-rich Miras in the range of 0.1-40{mu}m. Finally, we show the location and motions of Miras on the color-magnitude and color-color diagrams.

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Creator Iwanek P.; Kozlowski S.; Gromadzki M.; Soszynski I.; Wrona M.,Skowron J.; Ratajczak M.; Udalski A.; Szymanski M.K.; Pietrukowicz P.,Ulaczyk K.; Poleski R.; Mroz P.; Skowron D.M.; Rybicki K.
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Publication Year 2022
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Resource Type Dataset; AstroObjects
Discipline Astrophysics and Astronomy; Galactic and extragalactic Astronomy; Natural Sciences; Observational Astronomy; Physics; Stellar Astronomy