A&A 385, 900-903 (2002)
The identification of SS73 71 as a new symbiotic starC. B. Pereira, C. S. Franco and S. J. C. Landaberry
Observatório Nacional-MCT, Rua José Cristino, 77, CEP 20921-400, São Cristóvão, Rio de Janeiro-RJ, Brazil
(Received 3 December 2001 / Accepted 17 January 2002)
We report spectroscopic observations of a new symbiotic star. This star is located in our Galaxy in the direction of the bulge and was discovered during a southern spectroscopic survey of H emission line objects. The star, SS73 71, after Sanduleak & Stephenson (1973), shows characteristics of a symbiotic star: the presence of TiO bands and emission lines of ions of higher ionization such as He II4686 Å and [O III]5007 Å. Here, we present some of the main spectroscopic features, line intensities and, whenever possible, some physical parameters.
Key words: binaries: symbiotic -- stars: emission line, Be
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