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Volume 385, Number 3, April III 2002
Page(s) 900 - 903
Section Formation, structure and evolution of stars
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20020188

A&A 385, 900-903 (2002)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20020188

The identification of SS73 71 as a new symbiotic star

C. 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 $\alpha$ 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

Offprint request: C. B. Pereira, claudio@on.br

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