We present the OGLE collection of δ Scuti stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud and in its foreground. Our dataset encompasses a total of 15,256 objects, constituting the largest sample of extragalactic δ Sct stars published so far. In the case of 12 δ Sct pulsators, we detected additional eclipsing or ellipsoidal variations in their light curves. These are the first known candidates for binary systems containing δ Sct components beyond the Milky Way. We provide observational parameters for all variables, including pulsation periods, mean magnitudes, amplitudes, and Fourier coefficients, as well as long-term light curves in the I- and V-bands collected during the fourth phase of the OGLE project.
We construct the period-luminosity (PL) diagram, in which fundamental-mode and first-overtone δ Sct stars form two nearly parallel ridges. The latter ridge is an extension of the PL relation obeyed by first-overtone classical Cepheids. The slopes of the PL relations for δ Sct variables are steeper than those for classical Cepheids, indicating that the continuous PL relation for first-overtone δ Sct variables and Cepheids is non-linear, exhibiting a break at a period of approximately 0.5 d.
We also report the enhancement of the OGLE collection of Cepheids and RR Lyrae stars with newly identified and reclassified objects, including pulsators contained in the recently published Gaia DR3 catalog of variable stars. As a by-product, we estimate the contamination rate in the Gaia DR3 catalogs of Cepheids and RR Lyrae variables.
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