VLT multi-object spectroscopy of 33 eclipsing binaries in the Small Magellanic Cloud New distance and depth of the SMC, and a record-breaking apsidal motion
Aims. Our purpose is to provide reliable stellar parameters for a significant sample of eclipsing binaries, which are representative of a whole dwarf and metal-poor galaxy. We also aim at providing a new estimate of the mean distance to the SMC and of its depth along the line of sight for the observed field of view.
Keywords: stars: early-type ; binaries: eclipsing ; binaries: spectroscopic ; stars: fundamental parameters ; Magellanic Clouds ; stars: distances ; Disentangled Component Spectra ; Blanketed Model Atmospheres ; M-Circle-Dot ; O-Type Stars ; B-Type Stars ; Fundamental Properties ; Stellar Models ; Massive Stars ; Flames Survey ; Bolometric Corrections
Record created on 2011-12-16, modified on 2016-08-09