LIMBO: A time-series Lucky Imaging survey of variability in Galactic globular clusters

N. Kains, D. M. Bramich, R. Figuera Jaimes, J. Skottfelt

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We present a large observing project monitoring globular clusters (GC) over long time baselines, which will lead to a complete census of variable stars in those clusters down to several magnitudes below the horizontal branch (HB). The use of Lucky Imaging (LI) will allow us to obtain high-precision photometry for even faint objects, and long-term monitoring will also mean that observations are sensitive to detecting other slow transient phenomena, such as gravitational microlensing, the primary aim of this project.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPrecision Asteroseismology
EditorsJoyce Guzik, William Chaplin, William Chaplin, Gerald Handler, Andrzej Pigulski
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 3 Mar 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
ISSN (Print)1743-9213
ISSN (Electronic)1743-9221



  • globular clusters: general
  • stars: variables
  • techniques: photometric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Space and Planetary Science

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Kains, N., Bramich, D. M., Jaimes, R. F., & Skottfelt, J. (2014). LIMBO: A time-series Lucky Imaging survey of variability in Galactic globular clusters. In J. Guzik, W. Chaplin, W. Chaplin, G. Handler, & A. Pigulski (Eds.), Precision Asteroseismology (S301 ed., pp. 435-436). (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union; Vol. 9, No. S301).