First spectroscopically confirmed discovery of an extragalactic T Tauri star *
Hamburger Sternwarte, Gojenbergsweg 112, 21029 Hamburg, Germany
2 Landessternwarte Königstuhl, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany
Corresponding author: R. Wichmann, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Hα 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
© ESO, 2001