This research was supported by the Danish Natural Science Research Council through its Centre for Ground-Based Observational Astronomy. This research has made use of the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. We are grateful to J.V. Clausen for having read several versions of this manuscript, and the DFG Graduierten Kolleg "Das Magellansche System und andere Zwerggalaxien" is thanked for covering travel costs to S.S. Larsen.
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