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Volume 380, Number 1, December II 2001
Page(s) L9 - L12
Section Letters
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20011511

A&A 380, L9-L12 (2001)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20011511

First spectroscopically confirmed discovery of an extragalactic T Tauri star

R. Wichmann1, J. H. M. M. Schmitt1 and J. Krautter2

1  Hamburger Sternwarte, Gojenbergsweg 112, 21029 Hamburg, Germany
2  Landessternwarte Königstuhl, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany

(Received 24 September 2001 / Accepted 14 October 2001)

We report the first spectroscopic discovery of an extragalactic bona-fide T Tauri star. The object, LTS J054427-692659, is a low-mass, late-type star located within the LMC dark cloud Hodge II 139. It shows H$\alpha$ emission with an equivalent width of 78 Å, in line with galactic T Tauri stars, but in excess of any main-sequence dwarf star. The only known plausible interpretation of LTS J054427-692659 is a LMC T Tauri star.

Key words: stars: pre-main sequence -- stars: late-type -- Magellanic Clouds

Offprint request: R. Wichmann, rwichmann@hs.uni-hamburg.de

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