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Volume 379, Number 1, November III 2001
Page(s) 215 - 223
Section Formation, structure and evolution of stars
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20011269

A&A 379, 215-223 (2001)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20011269

Spectroscopy of white dwarf candidates from the ESO Imaging Survey (EIS-WIDE)

D. Koester and B. Wolff

Institut für Theoretische Physik und Astrophysik, Universität Kiel, 24098 Kiel, Germany
    e-mail: wolff@astrophysik.uni-kiel.de

(Received 30 March 2001 / Accepted 6 September 2001 )

In the ESO Imaging Survey of a 1.27 square degree field in the direction of the south galactic pole ("patch B" ) 32 point sources were identified as white dwarf candidates in the B-V vs. V-I two-color diagram by the EIS team and published as a candidate catalog. One of these was a previously known quasar. We have obtained low resolution spectra of 30 of the remaining sources. Of these only 6 are DA white dwarfs, one is a DQ white dwarf, one a DC. 11 candidates are quasars with redshifts between 1.4 and 3.3. The remaining sources are stars with narrow Balmer lines, in most cases probably field horizontal branch stars.

Key words: stars: white dwarfs -- quasars: general

Offprint request: D. Koester, koester@astrophysik.uni-kiel.de

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