The Red Supergiant Content of the Local Group

Phil Massey (1,), Emily Levesque (2), Kathryn Neugent (1), Kate Evans (1,3), Maria Drout (4), Madeleine Beck (5)

(1) Lowell Observatory; (2) Dept of Physics and Astronomy, Northern Arizona University, (3) Caltech, (4) Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science, (5) Wellesley Collage

We summarize here recent work in identifying and characterizing red supergiants (RSGs) in the galaxies of the Local Group.

Reference: To appear in The Lives and Death-throes of Massive Stars, Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 329.
Status: Conference proceedings