Massive stars in 30 Dor
Date of Archiving2018
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Key wordsMagellanic Clouds; Star Forming Region; Effective termperatures; Stars: masses; Rotational velocities; Stars: ages
Through the use of the Fibre Large Array Multi Element Spectrograph (FLAMES) on the Very Large Telescope (VLT), the VLT-FLAMES Tarantula Survey (VFTS) has obtained optical spectra of ~800 massive stars in 30 Dor, avoiding the core region of the dense star cluster R136 because of difficulties with crowding. Repeated observations at multiple epochs allow determination of the orbital motion of potentially binary objects. For a sample of 452 apparently single stars, robust stellar parameters-such as effective temperatures, luminosities, surface gravities, and projected rotational velocities-are determined by modeling the observed spectra. Composite spectra of visual multiple systems and spectroscopic binaries are not considered here because their parameters cannot be reliably inferred from the VFTS data. To match the derived atmospheric parameters of the apparently single VFTS stars to stellar evolutionary models, we use the Bayesian code Bonnsai. (2 data files).