The UM/CTIO magellanic cloud emission-line survey

R. Chris Smith, J. Bregman, Y. H. Chu, R. Ciardullo, G. Jacoby, R. Kennicutt, S. Oey, F. Winkler, D. Zaritsky

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The Magellanic Clouds are unique in providing us with sites to study the interstellar medium (ISM) and its components at all scales. To promote the pursuit of such studies, we have begun the Magellanic Cloud Emission-line Survey (MCELS), a deep imaging survey of both of these nearby galaxies in the emission of Hα, [SII], and [OIII]. The emission-line images will be used in detailed optical and multiwavelength studies of HII regions, supernova remnants, planetary nebulae, superbubbles, and supergiant shells. Together with parallel surveys at other wavelengths, this survey will provide the foundation upon which to build a deeper understanding of the ISM in the Clouds and other galaxies, from small scales (∼1 pc) all the way up to global scales.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-164
Number of pages2
JournalPublications of the Astronomical Society of Australia
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1998


  • ISM: general
  • Magellanic Clouds
  • Surveys

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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