A&A 469, 799-806 (2007)
An evolutionary catalogue of galactic post-AGB and related objectsR. Szczerba1, N. Siódmiak2, G. Stasinska3, and J. Borkowski1
1 N. Copernicus Astronomical Center, Rabianska 8, 87-100 Torun, Poland
2 Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA
3 LUTH, Observatoire de Meudon, 5 place Jules Janssen, 92195 Meudon Cedex, France
(Received 28 December 2006 / Accepted 6 March 2007 )
Aims.With the ongoing AKARI infrared sky survey, of much greater sensitivity than IRAS, a wealth of post-AGB objects may be discovered. It is thus time to organize our present knowledge of known post-AGB stars in the galaxy with a view to using it to search for new post-AGB objects among AKARI sources.
Methods.We searched the literature available on the NASA Astrophysics Data System up to 1 October 2006, and defined criteria for classifying sources into three categories: very likely, possible and disqualified post-AGB objects. The category of very likely post-AGB objects is made up of several classes.
Results.We have created an evolutionary, on-line catalogue of Galactic post-AGB objects, to be referred to as the Torun catalogue of Galactic post-AGB and related objects. The present version of the catalogue contains 326 very likely, 107 possible and 64 disqualified objects. For the very likely post-AGB objects, the catalogue gives the available optical and infrared photometry, infrared spectroscopy and spectral types, and links to finding charts and bibliography.
Key words: stars: AGB and post-AGB -- stars evolution -- catalogs
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