The evolution of galaxies and the history of star formation in the Universe are among the most important topics in today's astrophysics. Especially, the role of small, irregular galaxies in the star-formation history of the Universe is not yet clear. Using the data from the AKARIIRC survey of the Large Magellanic Cloud at 3.2,7, 11, 15, and 24 μm wavelengths, i.e., at the mid- and near-infrared, we have constructed a multiwavelength catalog containing data from a cross-correlation with a number of other databases at different wavelengths. We present the separation of different classes of stars in the LMC in color-color, and color-magnitude, diagrams, and analyze their contribution to the total LMC flux, related to point sources at different infrared wavelengths.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-271
Number of pages43
JournalEarth, Planets and Space
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Infrared
  • Large magellanic cloud
  • Sky surveys


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