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A&A
Volume 458, Number 2, November I 2006
Page(s) 453 - 459
Section Galactic structure, stellar clusters, and populations
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20065819


A&A 458, 453-459 (2006)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20065819

New Galactic Wolf-Rayet stars, and candidates

An annex to The VIIth Catalogue of Galactic Wolf-Rayet Stars
K. A. van der Hucht1, 2

1  SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research, Sorbonnelaan 2, 3584CA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    e-mail: k.a.van.der.hucht@sron.nl
2  Astronomical Institute Anton Pannekoek, University of Amsterdam, Kruislaan 403, 1097 SJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands

(Received 13 June 2006 / Accepted 13 July 2006 )

Abstract
This paper gathers, from the literature and private communication, 72 new Galactic Population I Wolf-Rayet stars and 17 candidate WCLd stars, recognized and/or discovered after the publication of The VIIth Catalogue of Galactic Wolf-Rayet Stars. This brings the total number of known Galactic Wolf-Rayet stars to 298, of which 24 (8%) are in open cluster Westerlund 1, and 60 (20%) are in open clusters near the Galactic Center.


Key words: stars: Wolf-Rayet



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