Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer Observations of OB Stars in the Magellanic Clouds

Rojas-Montes, Eliceth; Walborn, Nolan R.; Fullerton, Alex W.
Massive Stars: From α to Ω, held 10-14 June 2013 in Rhodes, Greece; Online at, id.94 (2013).


The Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) provided an extensive sample of Magellanic Cloud OB spectra in the 900-1200 A, range. The shorter wavelengths are more accessible in the Clouds than in the Galaxy, because of the lower interstellar extinction and absorption. Many additional objects were observed subsequently to the initial compilation by Walborn et al. (2002). These new data have been reduced and organized into spectral-type sequences, some of which are presented here. Several objects of special interest are included, such as O2 stars with different relative intensities of CNO features, and WN10 spectra.