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Volume 407, Number 1, August III 2003
Page(s) 311 - 313
Section Stellar atmospheres
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20030790

A&A 407, 311-313 (2003)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20030790

Research Note

The identification of GLMP 160 as a new post-AGB candidate with [WC]-spectrum

C. B. Pereira and M. Machado

Observatório Nacional-MCT, Rua José Cristino, 77, CEP 20921-400, São Cristóvão, Rio de Janeiro-RJ, Brazil
(Received 7 April 2003 / Accepted 19 May 2003)

We report spectroscopic observations of a new post-AGB star with WR spectrum not identified yet. This star was found during a southern spectroscopy survey of post-AGB candidates selected from Garcia-Lario et al. (1990). This star, GLMP 160, shows the main characteristics of a [WC] spectrum with strong C III 4647, C IV 5808 and He II 4686. In addition the spectrum presents a strong [O III ]5007 Å line. From the line ratio using the carbon lines and the measurements of ${\it FWHM}$ we proposed that GLMP 160 has spectral characteristics of a [WC6-7] subtype. Here we present some of the main spectroscopic features and discuss the evolutionary status. We also present line intensities and equivalent widths of the identified lines.

Key words: stars: emission line, [WC]-stars

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

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