VI photometric maps of the OGLE-III SMC fields

We present OGLE-III Photometric Maps of the Small Magellanic Cloud. They contain precise, calibrated VI photometry of about 6.2 million stars from 41 OGLE-III fields in the SMC observed regularly in the years 2001-2008 and covering about 14 square degrees in the sky. Also precise astrometry of these objects is provided. One of the fields, SMC140, is centered on the 47 Tucanae Galactic globular cluster providing unique data on this object. We discuss quality of the data and present a few color-magnitude diagrams of the observed fields.

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The OGLE-III Photometric Maps of the SMC are available to the astronomical community from the OGLE Internet archive. See README file there for details.

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PLEASE cite the following paper when using the data or referring to these OGLE results:
Udalski et al., 2008, Acta Astron., 58, 329 (astro-ph/0901.4632).