8th VVV – 1st VVVX Science Meeting

Edinburgh, 3-5 July, 2017

We are happy to announce that the next VVV (and first VVVX) Science Team Workshop will take place at ROE in Edinburgh, UK, 3-5 July 2017. Please reserve the dates!
Please hold your questions, more details would be made available momentarily.
And big thanks to Oscar Gonzalez and collaborators for making this possible!

Rationale

For the past 6 years, the ESO Public Survey VISTA Variables in the Via Lactea (VVV) has been mapping the IR variability of the Milky Way bulge and southern mid-plane. ESO has recently approved our proposal to extend the survey, thus enhancing its long lasting legacy. The VVV eXtended (VVVX) survey is aimed to cover the gaps left between the VVV and VHS areas. It will also extend the VVV time-baseline, enabling proper motion measurements of 0.3mas yr-1 in the optically obscured regions where Gaia is limited by extinction, using a total of 1998 hr of VISTA and covering an area of 1700 sq deg of the Southern sky.

The Edinburgh meeting will be focused on establishing the science case priorities for the next years and revising the survey strategy after the year of VVVX observations, including the build-up of collaborations within the MOONS spectroscopic follow-up.


Pre-registration is now open.  A fee of GBP150 will be charged upon registration (deadline 1 March, 2017). Attendance is limited to 35 people. All VVVX members are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting, but registration is not restricted to VVVX team members.

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Registration:

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Accommodation:

The participants have to make their own way to the workshop from the various accommodations listed below. Quoted prices are intended as a guide only and depend on the type of room desired (single, twin/double for single or shared occupancy, etc). Note that Edinburgh is a popular tourist destination all year round, so we advise booking your accommodation as soon as possible.

The guest houses listed below may be viewed on a map, in relation to the Royal Observatory

Mayfield Lodge
75 Mayfield Road, Edinburgh EH9 3AA
Phone: +44 (0) 131 662 8899
Fax: +44 (0) 131 662 8899
Email: HalaMayfield@aol.com
Price: £40 per person per night.

Smiths’ Guest House
77 Mayfield Road, Edinburgh EH9 3AA
Phone: +44 (0) 131 667 2524
Fax: +44 (0) 131 668 4455
Email: mail@smiths.uk.com
Price: £40 per person per night.

Highfield Guest House
83 Mayfield Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3AE
Phone: +44 (0) 131 667 8717
Fax: +44 (0) 131 668 3006
Email: info@highfieldgh.co.uk
Price: £40-60 per person per night.

Lauderville Guest House
52 Mayfield Road, Edinburgh, EH9 2NH
Phone: +44 (0) 131 667 7788.
Email: res@laudervilleguesthouse.co.uk
Price: £45-60 per person per night.

Classic House
50 Mayfield Road, Edinburgh EH9 2NH
Phone: +44 (0) 131 667 5847.
Fax: +44 (0) 131 662 1016
Email: info@classichouse.demon.co.uk

21 West Mayfield (not on web)
21 West Mayfield, Edinburgh EH9 1TQ
Phone: +44 (0) 131 668 2148.

Please have a look at this webpage for more accommodation opportunities, where “Lower end prices” correspond to “up to £40”, “Mid-range” to “up to £80”, and “Upper” “more than £80”. Bed & Breakfast (B&B) accommodation is unlikely to be found at less than £25 per person.

Panel 1

Refereed Papers

  1. VVV Survey introductory paper: “VISTA Variables in the Via Lactea (VVV): The public ESO near-IR variability survey of the Milky Way”, 2010, New Astronomy, 15, 433 (arXiv:0912.1056); D. Minniti, P. Lucas, et al.
  2. Discovery of VVV CL001. A low-mass globular cluster next to UKS 1 in the direction of the Galactic bulge, 2011, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 527, 81 (arXiv:1012.2450); D. Minniti, M. Hempel, I. Toledo, V. D. Ivanov, J. Alonso-García, R. K. Saito, M. Catelan, D. Geisler, A. Jordán, J. Borissova, M. Zoccali, R. Kurtev, G. Carraro, B. Barbuy, J. Clariá, M. Rejkuba, J. Emerson, C. Moni Bidin
  3. The Edge of the Milky Way Stellar Disk Revealed Using Clump Giant Stars as Distance Indicators, 2011, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 733, 43 (arXiv:1105.3151); D. Minniti, R. K. Saito, J. Alonso-García, P. W. Lucas and M. Hempel
  4. New Galactic Star Clusters Discovered in the VVV Survey, 2011, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 532, 131 (arXiv:1106.3045); J. Borissova, C. Bonatto, R. Kurtev, J. R. A. Clarke, F. Peñaloza, S. E. Sale, D. Minniti, J. Alonso-García, É. Artigau, R. Barbá, E. Bica, G. L. Baume, Márcio Catelan, André-Nicolas Chené, B. Dias, S. L. Folkes, D. Froebrich, D. Geisler, R. de Grijs, M. M. Hanson, M. Hempel, V. D. Ivanov, M. S. N. Kumar, P. Lucas, F. Mauro, C. Moni Bidin, Marina Rejkuba, R. K. Saito, M. Tamura, I. Toledo
  5. Reddening, structure and metallicity maps of the Milky Way Bulge from VVV and 2MASS I. The method and minor axis maps, 2011, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 534, A3 (arXiv:1107.5496); O. A. Gonzalez, M. Rejkuba, M. Zoccali, E. Valenti, D. Minniti
  6. Revealing an X-Shaped Milky Way Bulge, 2011, The Astronomical Journal, 142, 76S (arXiv:1107.5360); R. K. Saito, M. Zoccali, A. McWilliam, D. Minniti, O. A. Gonzalez, V. Hill
  7. Three Galactic globular cluster candidates found in the VVV Survey, 2011, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 535, 33 (arXiv:1109.1854); C. Moni Bidin, F. Mauro, D. Geisler, D. Minniti, M. Catelan, M. Hempel, E. Valenti, A. A. R. Valcarce, J. Alonso-García, J. Borissova, G. Carraro, P. Lucas, A.-N. Chené, M. Zoccali, R. G. Kurtev
  8. New Evidence Supporting Membership for TW Nor in Lynga 6 and the Centaurus Spiral Arm, 2011, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 741, L27 (arXiv:1110.0830); D. Majaess, D. G. Turner, C. Moni Bidin, F. Mauro, D. Geisler, W. Gieren, D. Minniti, A.-N. Chené, P. Lucas, J. Borissova, R. Kurtev, I. Dékány, R. K. Saito
  9. The inner Galactic bar traced by the VVV survey 2011, Astronomy & Astrophysics Letters, 534, L14 (arXiv:1110.0925); O. A. Gonzalez, M. Rejkuba, D. Minniti, M. Zoccali, E. Valenti, R. K. Saito
  10. Variability and Stellar Populations with Deep Optical-Infrared Images of the Milky Way Disk: Matching VVV With VLT/VIMOS Data, 2011, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 497, 437-444 (arXiv:1110.3453); P. Pietrukowicz, D. Minniti, M. Hempel, J.  Alonso-Garcia
  11. The First Confirmed Microlens in a Globular Cluster 2012, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 744, L18 (arXiv:1112.0562); P. Pietrukowicz, D. Minniti, Ph. Jetzer, J. Alonso-García, A. Udalski
  12. VVV DR1: The First Data Release of the Milky Way Bulge and Southern Plane from the Near-Infrared ESO Public Survey VISTA Variables in the Vıa Lactea, 2012, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 537, A107 (arXiv:1111.5511); R. K. Saito, M. Hempel, D. Minniti, P. W. Lucas, M. Rejkuba, I. Toledo, O. A. Gonzalez, J. Alonso-Garcia, M. J. Irwin, E. Gonzalez-Solares, S. T. Hodgkin, J. R. Lewis, N. Cross, V. D. Ivanov, E. Kerins, J. P. Emerson, M. Soto, E. B. Amores, S. Gurovich, I. Dekany, R. Angeloni, J. C. Beamin, M. Catelan, N. Padilla, M. Zoccali, P. Pietrukowicz, C. Moni Bidin, F. Mauro, D. Geisler, S. L. Folkes, S. E. Sale, J. Borissova, R. Kurtev, A. V. Ahumada, M. V. Alonso, A. Adamson, J. I. Arias, R. M. Bandyopadhyay, R. H. Barba, B. Barbuy, G. L. Baume, L. R. Bedin, A. Bellini, R. Benjamin, E. Bica, C. Bonatto, L. Bronfman, G. Carraro, A. N. Chene, J. J. Claria, J. R. A. Clarke, C. Contreras, A. Corvillon, R. de Grijs, B. Dias, J. E. Drew, C. Farina, C. Feinstein, E. Fernandez-Lajus, R. C. Gamen, W. Gieren, et al.
  13. Strengthening the Open Cluster Distance Scale Via VVV Photometry, 2012, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 537, L4 (arXiv:1112.3957); D. Majaess, D. G. Turner, C. Moni Bidin, D. Geisler, J. Borissova, D. Minniti, C. Bonatto, W. Gieren, G. Carraro, R. Kurtev, F. Mauro, A-N. Chene, D. W. Forbes, P. Lucas, I. Dekany, R. K. Saito, M. Soto
  14. Discovery of a young and massive stellar cluster, 2012, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 541, A75 (DOI); S. Ramírez Alegría, A. Marín-Franch, and A. Herrero
  15. Reddening and metallicity maps of the Milky Way bulge from VVV and 2MASS – II. The complete high resolution extinction map and implications for Bulge studies, 2012, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 543, A13 (arXiv:1204.4004); O. A. Gonzalez, M. Rejkuba, M. Zoccali, E. Valenti, D. Minniti, M. Schultheis, R. Tobar, B. Chen
  16. Unveiling galaxies behind the galactic plane: First results and perspectives from the VVV Survey, 2012, The Astronomical Journal, 144, 127 (arXiv:1206.4318); E. Amores, L. Sodre, D. Minniti, N. Padilla, S. Gurovich, M. Alonso, J. Diaz, P. Lucas, and I. Toledo
  17. Massive open star clusters using the VVV survey I. Presentation of the first data and description of the approach, 2012, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 545A, 54C (arXiv:1206.6104); A.N. Chene, J. Borissova, J. R. A. Clarke, C. Bonatto, D. Majaess, C. Moni Bidin, S. E. Sale, F. Mauro, R. Kurtev, L. Giorgiev, G. Baume, C. Feinstein, V. D. Ivanov, D. Geisler, M. Catelan, D. Minniti, P. W. Lucas, R. de Grijs, & M. S. N. Kumar
  18. Concerning the Classical Cepheid VI C Wesenheit Function’s Strong Metallicity Dependence, 2011, The Astrophysical Journal, 741, 36 (arXiv:1110.1629); D. Majaess, D. Turner, W.  Gieren
  19. Milky Way Demographics with the VVV Survey. I. The 84 Million Star Colour-Magnitude Diagram of the Galactic Bulge, 2012, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 545, A147, 201 (arXiv:1208.5178); R. K. Saito, D. Minniti, B. Dias, J. Alonso-Garcia, B. Barbuy, M. Catelan, J. Emerson, O. A. Gonzalez, M. Hempel, P. Lucas, M. Rejkuba, & M. Zoccali
  20. The long bar as seen by VISTA Variable Survey in the Milky Way: I. Color-magnitude diagrams, 2012, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 546A, 107G (arXiv:1209.4370); C. Gonzalez-Fernandez, M. Lopez-Corredoira, E. B. Amores, D. Minniti, P. Lucas, I. Toledo
  21. Kronberger 49: a New Low-Mass Globular Cluster or an Unprecedented Bulge Window?, 2012, The Astronomical Journal, 144 147 (iopscience.iop.org/1538-3881/144/5/147); Ortolani, S., Bonatto, C., Bica, E., Barbuy, B., Saito, R. K.
  22. Double Horizontal Branches in NGC 6440 and NGC 6569 unveiled by the VVV Survey, 2012, The Astrophysical Journal, 761, L29 (arXiv:1211.3437); F. Mauro, C. Moni Bidin, D. Geisler, A.-N. Chene, S. Villanova, D. Minniti, & M. Catelan
  23. Massive open star clusters using the VVV survey II. Discovery of six clusters with Wolf-Rayet stars, 2012, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 549, 17 (arXiv:1211.2801); A.-N. Chené, J. Borissova, C. Bonatto, D. J. Majaess, G. Baume, J. R. A. Clarke, R. Kurtev, O. Schnurr, J.-C. Bouret, M. Catelan, J. P. Emerson, C. Feinstein, D. Geisler, R. de Grijs, A. Hervé, V. D. Ivanov, M. S. N. Kumar, P. Lucas, L. Mahy, F. Martins, F. Mauro, D. Minniti, C. Moni Bidin
  24. A near infrared catalogue of the Galactic novae in the VVV survey área, 2012, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 554, 123 (arXiv:1304.2673); R. K. Saito, D. Minniti, R. Angeloni, M. Catelan, J. C. Beamin, I. Dekany, R. Kurtev, R. E. Mennickent, E. Kerins & P. Lucas
  25. The long bar as seen by VISTA Variable Survey in the Milky Way: II. Star Counts, 2012, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 559, 11, (arXiv:1308.6022); E. B. Amores, M. Lopez-Corredoira, C. Gonzalez-Fernandez, A. Moitinho, D. Minniti, S. Gurovich
  26. Investigating potential planetary nebula/cluster pairs, 2012, Astronomy & Astrophysics 561, 119 (arXiv:1311.0760); C. Moni Bidin, D. Majaess, C. Bonatto, F. Mauro, D. Turner, D. Geisler, A.-N. Chene, A. C. Gormaz-Matamala, J. Borissova, R. G. Kurtev, D. Minniti, G. Carraro, W. Gieren
  27. Three dimensional interstellar extinction map toward the Galactic Bulge, 2013, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 550A, 42C (arXiv:1211.3092); B. Chen, M. Schultheis, B. Jiang, O. A. Gonzalez, A. Robin, M. Rejkuba, & D. Minniti
  28. Near-infrared photometry of Galactic planetary nebulae with the VVV Survey, 2013, Astronomy & Astrophysics 552A, 74W (arXiv:1304.3755); W. A. Weidmann, R. Gamen, D. Minniti, & A. A. Zijlstra
  29. Reddening and metallicity maps of the Milky Way bulge from VVV and 2MASS – III. The first complete photometric metallicity map of the Galactic bulge, 2013, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 552A, 110G (arXiv:1302.0243); O. A. Gonzalez, M. Rejkuba, M. Zoccali, E. Valenti, D. Minniti, & R. Tobar
  30. Tracing the structure of the Milky Way with detached eclipsing binaries from the VVV survey – I. The method and initial results, 2013, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 432, 2895 (arXiv:1304.5255); K. G. Helminiak, J. Devor, D. Minniti, & P. Sybilski
  31. Detached dust shell around Wolf Rayet star WR60ab in the young stellar cluster VVV CL036, 2013, Astronomical Journal, 147, 18 (iopscience.iop.org); J. Borissova, M. S. N. Kumar, P. Amigo, A.-N. Chené, R. Kurtev, D. Minniti
  32. VVV Survey Near-Infrared Photometry of Known Bulge RR Lyrae stars: the Distance to the Galactic Center and Absence of a Barred Distribution of the Metal-Poor Population, 2013, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 776, L19 (arXiv:1309.5933); I. Dekany, D. Minniti, M. Catelan, M. Zoccali, R. K. Saito, M. Hempel, O. A. Gonzalez
  33. One more neighbor: the first Brown Dwarf in the VVV Survey, 2013, Astronomy & Astrophysics Letters, 557, 8  (arXiv:1308.3216); J. C. Beamin, D. Minniti, M. Gromadzki, R. Kurtev, V. D. Ivanov, Y. Beletsky, P. W. Lucas, & R. K. Saito
  34. Discovery of New Companions to High Proper Motion Stars with the VVV Survey, 2013, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 560, 21 (arXiv:1309.4301); V. D. Ivanov, D. Minniti, M. Hempel, R. Kurtev, I. Toledo, et al.
  35. Anchors for the Cosmic Distance Scale: the Cepheid QZ Normae in the Open Cluster NGC 6067, 2013, Astrophysics & Space Science, 347, 61 (arXiv:1305.3914); D. Majaess, L. Sturch, C. Moni Bidin, M. Soto, et al.
  36. Near-infrared photometry of Galactic planetary nebulae with the VVV Survey, 2013, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 552, A74 (arXiv:1304.3755); W. A. Weidmann, R. Gamen, P.A.M. van Hoof, A. Zijlstra, D. Minniti, M. G. Volpe
  37. The VVV-SkZ_pipeline: an automatic PSF-fitting photometric pipeline for the VVV survey, 2013, RevMexAA, 49, 189 (arxiv:1303.1824); Mauro, F.; Moni Bidin, C.; Chené, A.-N.; Geisler, D.; Alonso-García, J.; Borissova, J.; Carraro, G.
  38. Candidates projected in the inner disk and bulge area, 2013, Astronomy & Astrophysics 569, A24 (arXiv:1406.7051); J. Borissova, A. N. Chenè, S. Ramirez, Saurabh, J. R. A. Clarke, R. Kurtev, I. Negueruela, A. Marco, P. Amigo, D. Minniti, E. Bica, C. Bonatto, M. Catelan, S. Fierro, D. Geisler, M. Gromadzki, M. M. Hanson, V. D. Ivanov, P. Lucas, D. Majaess, C. Moni Bidin, B. Popesku, & R.K. Saito, “New Galactic star clusters discovered in the VVV Survey. II.
  39. Mapping the Milky Way Bulge at high resolution: the 3D dust extinction, CO and X factor maps, 2014, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 566, A120 (arXiv:1405.0503); M. Schultheis, B. Q. Chen, B. W. Jiang, O. A. Gonzalez, R. Enokiya, Y. Fukui, K. Torii,  M. Rejkuba, D. Minniti
  40. Massive open star clusters using the VVV Survey. III. A young massive cluster at the far edge of the Galactic bar, 2014, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 564, L9 (arXiv:1403.3428); S. Ramirez-Alegría, J. Borissova, A. N. Chene, E. O´Leary, P. Amigo, D. Minniti, R. K. Saito, D. Geisler, R. Kurtev, M. Hempel, M. Gromadzki, J.R.A. Clarke, I. Negueruela, A. Marco, C. Fierro, C. Bonatto, & M. Catelan
  41. Reference image selection for difference imaging analysis, 2014, Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 000, 1–14 (arxiv:1404.6948); Leo Huckvale, Eamonn Kerins, Stuart E. Sale
  42. Mapping the Milky Way bulge at high resolution: the 3D dust extinction, CO, and X factor maps, 2014, Astronomy & Astrophysics 566, A120 (arXiv:1405.0503); M. Schultheis, B.Q. Chen, B.W. Jiang, O.A. Gonzalez, R. Enokiya, Y. Fukui, K. Torii, M. Rejkuba, D. Minniti
  43. The VVV Templates Project. Towards an Automated Classification of VVV Light-Curves. I. Building a database of stellar variability in the near-infrared, 2014, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 567, A100 (arXiv:1405.4517); R. Angeloni, R. Contreras Ramos, M. Catelan, I. Dékány, F. Gran, J. Alonso-García, M. Hempel, C. Navarrete, H. Andrews, A. Aparicio, J. C. Beamín, C. Berger, J. Borissova, C. Contreras Peña, A. Cunial, R. de Grijs, N. Espinoza, S. Eyheramendy, C. E. Ferreira Lopes, M. Fiaschi, G. Hajdu, J. Han, K. G. Hełminiak, A. Hempel, S. L. Hidalgo, Y. Ita, Y. -B. Jeon, A. Jordán, J. Kwon, J. T. Lee, E. L. Martín, N. Masetti, N. Matsunaga, A. P. Milone, D. Minniti, L. Morelli, F. Murgas, T. Nagayama, C. Navarro, P. Ochner, P. Pérez, K. Pichara, A. Rojas-Arriagada, J. Roquette, R. K. Saito, A. Siviero, J. Sohn, H. -I. Sung, M. Tamura, R. Tata, L. Tomasella, B. Townsend, P. Whitelock
  44. Probing embedded star clusters in the HII complex NGC 6357 with VVV, 2014 Astronomy & Astrophysics, 568, A16 (arXiv:1406.2413); E. F. Lima, E. Bica, C. Bonatto, R. K. Saito
  45. Confirmation of a cluster of galaxies hidden behind the Galactic bulge using the VVV Survey, 2014,  Astronomy & Astrophysics, 569, A49 (arXiv:1407.0262); G. Coldwell, S. Alonso, F. Duplancic, M. Hempel, V. D. Ivanov, D. Minniti
  46. The Gaia-ESO Survey: metallicity and kinematic trends in the Milky Way bulge, 2014, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 569, A103 (arXiv:1408.4558); A. Rojas-Arriagada, A. Recio-Blanco, V. Hill, P. de Laverny, M. Schultheis, C. Babusiaux, M. Zoccali, D. Minniti, O. A. Gonzalez, S. Feltzing, G. Gilmore, S. Randich, A. Vallenari, E. J. Alfaro, T. Bensby, A. Bragaglia, E. Flaccomio, A. C. Lanzafame, E. Pancino, R. Smiljanic, M. Bergemann, M. T. Costado, F. Damiani, A. Hourihane, P. Jofré, C. Lardo, L. Magrini, E. Maiorca, L. Morbidelli, L. Sbordone, C. C. Worley, S. Zaggia, R. Wyse
  47. M dwarfs in the b201 tile of the VVV Survey: Colour-based Selection, Spectral Types and Light Curves, 2014, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 571, A36 (arXiv:1409.0862); Rojas-Ayala, Bárbara; Iglesias, Daniela; Minniti, Dante; Saito, Roberto K.; Surot, Francisco
  48. Milky Way Demographics with the VVV Survey II. Color Transformations and Near-Infrared Photometry for 136 Million Stars in the Southern Galactic Disk, 2013, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 552, A101 (arXiv:1305.5902); M. Soto, R. Barba, G. Gunthardt, D. Minniti, P. Lucas, D.Majaess, M. Irwin, J.P. Emerson, E.Gonzalez-Solares, M. Hempel, R.K. Saito, S. Gurovich, A. Roman-Lopes, C. Moni-Bidin, M.V. Santucho, J.Borissova, R. Kurtev, I. Toledo, D. Geisler, M. Dominguez, J.C. Beamin
  49. Milky Way demographics with the VVV Survey III. Evidence for a Great Dark Lane in the 157 Million Star Bulge Color-Magnitude Diagram, 2014, Astronomy & Astrophysics 571, A91 (arXiv:1409.5836); D. Minniti, R. K. Saito, O. A. Gonzalez, M. Zoccali, M. Rejkuba, J. Alonso-Garcia, R. Benjamin, M. Catelan, I. Dekany, J. P. Emerson, M. Hempel, P. W. Lucas, M. Schultheis
  50. Variable stars in the VVV globular clusters. I. 2MASS-GC02 and Terzan10, 2014, The Astronomical Journal, 149, 99, (arXiv:1411.1696); J. Alonso-García, I. Dékány, M. Catelan, R. Contreras Ramos, F. Gran, P. Amigo, P. Leyton, D. Minniti
  51. Discovery of a Pair of Classical Cepheids in an Invisible Cluster Beyond the Galactic Bulge, 2014,  The Astrophysical Journal, 799 L11, (arXiv:1412.8658); I. Dékány, D. Minniti, G. Hajdu, J. Alonso-García, M. Hempel, T. Palma, M. Catelan, W. Gieren, D. Majaess
  52. Extreme Infrared Variables from UKIDSS – I. A Concentration in Star Forming Regions, 2014, Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 000, 1–28 (2002) (arXiv:1401.2336); C. Contreras Peña, P. W. Lucas, D. Froebrich, M. S. N. Kumar, J. Goldstein, J. E. Drew, A. Adamson, C. J. Davis, G. Barentsen and N. J. Wright
  53.  Deriving metallicities from calcium triplet spectroscopy in combination with near-infrared photometry, 2014, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 563, 76 (arxiv:1401.0014); Mauro, F.; Moni Bidin, C.; Geisler, D.; Saviane, I.; Da Costa, G. S.; Gormaz-Matamala, A. C.; Vasquez, S.; Chené, A.-N.; Cohen, R.; Dias, B.
  54. Photometric and Structural Properties of NGC 6544: A Combined VVV-Hubble Space Telescope Study, 2014, The Astrophysical Journal, 148, 18 (iopscience.iop.org); Cohen, Roger E.; Mauro, Francesco; Geisler, Doug; Moni Bidin, Christian; Dotter, Aaron; Bonatto, Charles
  55. Bulge RR Lyrae stars in the VVV tile b201, 2015, Astronomy and Astrophysics 575, A114 (arXiv:1501.00947); F. Gran, D. Minniti, R. K. Saito, C. Navarrete, I. Dékány, I. McDonald, R. Contreras Ramos, M. Catelan
  56. Clustered Cepheid Variables 90 kiloparsec from the Galactic Center, 2015, Astrophysical Journal Letters 802, L14, (arXiv:1502.01358); S. Chakrabarti, R. K. Saito, A. Quillen, F. Gran, C. Klein, L. Blitz
  57. Hundreds of new cluster candidates in the VISTA variables in the Via Lactea survey DR1, 2015, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 581, A120 (arXiv:1505.02764); R. H. Barba, A. Roman-Lopes, J. L. Nilo Castellon, V. Firpo, D. Minniti, P. Lucas, J. P. Emerson, M. Hempel, M. Soto, R. K. Saito
  58. Searching for variable stars in the VVV globular clusters, 2015, ASPC, 491, 111A (arXiv:1307.0419); J. Alonso-García, I. Dékány, M. Catelan, R. Contreras Ramos, D. Minniti
  59. High-precision astrometry with VVV – I. An independent reduction pipeline for VIRCAM@VISTA, 2015, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 450 1664-1673 (arXiv:1503.07519); M. Libralato, A. Bellini, L. R. Bedin, J. Anderson, G. Piotto, V. Nascimbeni, I. Platais, D. Minniti, M. Zoccali
  60. The Calcium Triplet metallicity calibration for galactic bulge stars, 2015, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 580, A121 (arXiv:1507.00425); S. Vasquez, M. Zoccali, V. Hill, O. A. Gonzalez, I. Saviane, M. Rejkuba, G. Battaglia
  61. VVV Survey observations of a Microlensing Stellar Mass Black Hole Candidate in the Field of the Globular Cluster NGC 6553, 2015, APJL in press (arXiv:1508.06957); D. Minniti, R. Contreras Ramos, J. Alonso-Garcia, T. Anguita, M. Catelan, V. Motta, G. Muro, K. Rojas, R. K. Saito
  62. Massive open star clusters using the VVV survey. IV. WR 62-2, a new very massive star in the core of the VVV CL041 cluster, 2015, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 584, A31  (arXiv:1403.3428); A.-N. Chene, S. Ramirez Alegria, J. Borissova, E. O’Leary, F. Martins, A. Herve, M. Kuhn, R. Kurtev, P. Consuelo Amigo Fuentes, C. Bonatto, D. Minniti
  63. Discovery of a brown dwarf companion to the A3V star beta Circini, 2015, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 454, 4476 (arxiv:1509.09226); L.C. Smith, P.W. Lucas, C. Contreras Peña, R. Kurtev, F. Marocco, H.R.A. Jones, J.C. Beamin, J. Borissova, N. Deacon, B. Burningham, J. Faherty, D.J. Pinfield, M. Gromadzki, V.D. Ivanov, D. Minniti, W. Stimson, V. Villanueva
  64. Interstellar Extinction Curve Variations Toward the Inner Milky Way: A Challenge to Observational Cosmology, 2015, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, submitted (arxiv:1510.01321); D. Nataf, O. A. Gonzalez, L. Casagrande, G. Zasowski, C. Wegg, C. Wolf, A. Kunder, J. Alonso-Garcia, M. Kubiak, D. Minniti, R. Poleski, G. Pietrzynski, M. Rejkuba, R. K. Saito, J. Skowron, I. Soszynski, M. K. Szymanski, A. Udalski, K. Ulaczyk, E. Valenti, L. Wyrzykowski, M. Zoccali
  65. The VVV Survey reveals classical Cepheids tracing a young and thin stellar disk across the Galaxy’s bulge, 2015, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, ApJ, 812, L29 (arXiv:1509.08402); I. Dekany, D. Minniti, D. Majaess, M. Zoccali, G. Hajdu, J. Alonso-Garcia, M. Catelan, W. Gieren, J. Borissova
  66. Spectro-photometric characterization of high proper motion sources from WISE, 2015, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 454, 4054B (arXiv:1509.05707); J. C. Beamin, V. D. Ivanov, D. Minniti, R. L. Smart, K. Mužić, R. A. Mendez, Y. Beletsky, A. Bayo, M. Gromadzki, R. Kurtev
  67. Chemical Abundances of the Highly Obscured Galactic Globular Clusters 2MASS GC02 and Mercer 5, 2015, PASP, 127, 329 (arxiv:1502.01627); Peñaloza, Francisco; Pessev, Peter; Vaśquez, Sergio; Borissova, Jura; Kurtev, Radostin; Zoccali, Manuela
  68. GEMINI/GeMS observations unveil the structure of the heavily obscured globular cluster Liller 1, 2015, Astrophysical Journal, 806, 152 (arXiv:1505.00568); Saracino, S., Dalessandro, E., Ferraro, F. R., Lanzoni, B., Geisler, D., Mauro, F., Villanova, S., Moni Bidin, C., Miocchi, P., Massari, D.
  69. Spectro-photometric characterization of high proper motion sources from WISE, 2015, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 454, 4054 (arxiv:1509.07507);  J. C. Beamín, V. D. Ivanov, D. Minniti, R. L. Smart, K. Muzic, R. A. Mendez, Y. Beletsky, A. Bayo, M. Gromadzki, R. Kurtev
  70. Discovery of a brown dwarf companion to the A3V star β Circini, 2015, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 454, 4476 (arXiv:1509.09226); Smith, L. C.; Lucas, P. W.; Contreras Peña, C.; Kurtev, R.; Marocco, F.; Jones, H. R. A.; Beamin, J. C.; Napiwotzki, R.; Borissova, J.; Burningham, B.; Faherty, J.; Pinfield, D. J.; Gromadzki, M.; Ivanov, V. D.; Minniti, D.; Stimson, W.; Villanueva, V.
  71. Reinforcing the link between the double red clump and the X-shaped bulge of the Milky Way, 2015, Astronomy & Astrophisics, in press (arXiv:1510.05943); O. A. Gonzalez, M. Zoccali, Victor P. Debattista, J. Alonso-García, E. Valenti, D. Minniti
  72. Stellar density profile and mass of the Milky Way Bulge from VVV data, 2016, Astronomy & Astrophisics, 587, L6 (arXiv:1510.07425); E. Valenti, M. Zoccali, O. A. Gonzalez, D. Minniti, J. Alonso-Garcia, E. Marchetti, M. Hempel, A. Renzini, M. Rejkuba
  73. Globular clusters in the Galactic bulge, Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia (PASA), in press (arXiv:1510.07834); E. Bica, S. Ortolani, B. Barbuy
  74. GeMs/GSAOI observations of La Serena 94: an old and far open cluster inside the solar circle, 2016, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 456, 2126 (arXiv:1511.06354); J. F. C. Santos Jr., A. Roman-Lopes, E. R. Carrasco, F. F. S. Maia , B. Neichel
  75. The embedded clusters DBS 77, 78, 102, and 160-161 and their link with the interstellar medium, Astronomy & Astrophysics 588, A63 (arXiv:1601.02718); M.A. Corti, G.L. Baume, J.A. Panei, L.A. Suad, J.C. Testori, J. Borissova, R. Kurtev, A.N. Chené, S. Ramirez Alegría
  76. Probing the Dragonfish star-forming complex: the ionizing population of the young massive cluster Mercer 30, Astronomy & Astrophysics, in press (arXiv:1602.02503); D. de la Fuente, F. Najarro, J. Borissova, S. Ramírez Alegría, M. M. Hanson, C. Trombley, D. F. Figer, B. Davies, M. Garcia, R. Kurtev, M. A. Urbaneja, L. C. Smith, P. W. Lucas, A. Herrero
  77. Massive open star clusters using the VVV survey V. Young clusters with an OB stellar population, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 588, A40 ( arXiv:1602.04898); S. Ramírez Alegría, J. Borissova, A.-N. Chené, C. Bonatto, R. Kurtev, P. Amigo, M. Kuhn, M. Gromadzki, J.A. Carballo-Bello
  78. A population of eruptive variable protostars in VVV, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, submitted (arXiv:1602.06267); C. Contreras Peña, P. W. Lucas, D. Minniti, R. Kurtev, W. Stimson, C. Navarro Molina, J. Borissova, N. Kumar, M.A. Thompson, T.Gledhill, R. Terzi, D. Froebrich, A. Caratti o Garatti
  79. Infrared spectroscopy of eruptive variable protostars from VVV, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, submitted (arXiv:1602.06269); C. Contreras Peña, P. W. Lucas, R. Kurtev, D. Minniti, A. Caratti o Garatti, F. Marocco, M.A. Thompson, D. Froebrich, N. Kumar, W. Stimson, C. Navarro Molina, J. Borissova, T. Gledhill, R. Terzi
  80. Comparing the properties of the X-shaped bulges of NGC 4710 and the Milky Way with MUSE, 2016, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 591, A7, (arxiv:1603.02546);O. A. Gonzalez, D. A. Gadotti, V. P. Debattista, M. Rejkuba, E. Valenti, M. Zoccali, L. Coccato, D. Minniti, M. Ness
  81. Mapping the outer bulge with RRab stars from the VVV Survey, 2016, Astronomy and Astrophysics, in press (arXiv:1604.01336); F. Gran, D. Minniti, R. K. Saito, M. Zoccali, O. A. Gonzalez, C. Navarrete, M. Catelan, R. Contreras Ramos, F. Elorrieta, S. Eyheramendy, A. Jordán
  82. Properties of massive stars in four clusters of the VVV survey, 2016, New Astronomy, 45, 84 (arxiv:1510.07450); A. Hervé, F. Martins, A.-N. Chené, J.-C. Bouret, J. Borissova
  83. Mapping the outer bulge with RRab stars from the VVV Survey; 2016, Astronomy and Astrophysics in press (arxiv:1604.01336); F. Gran, D. Minniti, R. K. Saito, M. Zoccali, O. A. Gonzalez, C. Navarrete, M. Catelan, R. Contreras Ramos, F. Elorrieta, S. Eyheramendy, A. Jordán
  84. New variable stars discovered in the fields of three Galactic open clusters using the VVV Survey, 2016, New Astronomy 49, 50 (arXiv:1606.05028); T. Palma, D. Minniti, I. Dékány, J. J. Clariá, J. Alonso-García, L. V. Gramajo, S. Ramírez Alegría, C. Bonatto
  85. Variable Stars in the Quintuplet stellar sluster with the VVV Survey, 2016, MNRAS, 462, 3823L, (arxiv: 1607.01795); C. Navarro Molina, J. Borissova, M. Catelan, J. Alonso-García, E. Kerins, R. Kurtev, P. W. Lucas, N. Medina, D. Minniti, I. Dékány
  86. Near-infrared photometry and spectroscopy of the low Galactic latitude globular cluster 2MASS-GC03, 2016, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society in press (arxiv:1607.05286); Julio A. Carballo-Bello, S. Ramirez Alegria, J. Borissova, L. C. Smith, R. Kurtev, P. W. Lucas, Ch. Moni Bidin, J. Alonso-Garcia, D. Minniti, T. Palma, I. Dekany, N. Medina, M. Moyano, V. Villanueva, M. A. Kuhn
  87. Constraining dust extinction properties via the VVV survey, 2016, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 593, A124 (arxiv:1607.08623); D. Majaess, D. Turner, I. Dekany, D. Minniti, W. Gieren
  88. High proper motion objects towards the inner Milky Way: characterisation of newly identified nearby stars from the VISTA Variables in the Via Lactea Survey, 2016, Acta Astronomica, in press (arXiv:1609.02796); M. Gromadzki, R. Kurtev, J.C. Beamin, A. Tekola, R. Ramphul, V.D. Ivanov, D. Minniti, S.L. Folkes, P. Vaisanen, A.Y. Kniazev, J. Borissova, S.G. Parsons, V. Villanueva
  89. VVV High proper motion stars I. The catalogue of bright KS ≤ 13.5 stars, MNRAS, in press (arxiv:1609.03520); Kurtev, R., Gromadzki, M., Beamín, J. C., Folkes, S. L., Pena Ramirez, K., Ivanov, V. D., Borissova, J., Villanueva, V., Minniti, D., Mendez, R., Lucas, P. W., Smith, L. C., Pinfield, D. J., Kuhn, M. A., Jones, H. R. A., Antonova, A., Yip, A. K. P.
  90. Highly variable young massive stars in ATLASGAL clumps, 2016, Astrophysical Journal in press (arxiv:1609.08711); M.S.N. Kumar, C. Contreras-Pena, P.W. Lucas, M.A. Thompson
  91. VVV Survey RR Lyrae in the nuclear bulge of the Milky Way and the formation of the galactic nuclei, 2016, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 830 L14 (eso science papers)(doi:10.3847/2041-8205/830/1/L14); Dante Minniti, Rodrigo Contreras Ramos, Manuela Zoccali, Marina Rejkuba, Oscar A. Gonzalez, Elena Valenti, Felipe Gran
  92. Young Stellar Clusters Containing Massive Young Stellar Objects in the VVV Survey, 2016, The Astronomical Journal, 152, 3 (arxiv:1610.08474); J. Borissova, S. Ramírez Alegría, J. Alonso, P. W. Lucas, R. Kurtev, N. Medina, C. Navarro, M. Kuhn, M. Gromadzki, G. Retamales, M. A. Fernandez, C. Agurto-Gangas, A.-N. Chené, D. Minniti, C. Contreras Peña, M. Catelan, I. Decany, M. A. Thompson, E. F. E. Morales, P. Amigo
  93. A machine learned classifier for RR Lyrae in the VVV survey, 2016, Astronomy & Astrophysics, in press (arxiv:1610.05707); Felipe Elorrieta, Susana Eyheramendy, Andrés Jordán, István Dékány, Márcio Catelan, Rodolfo Angeloni, Javier Alonso-García, Rodrigo Contreras-Ramos, Felipe Gran, Gergely Hajdu, Néstor Espinoza, Roberto K. Saito, Dante Minniti