I. Observational data
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2 National Radio Astronomy Observatory, PO Box 0, Socorro NM 87801, USA e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
3 Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, CNRS, 98bis boulevard Arago, 75014 Paris, France e-mail: email@example.com
4 Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Auf dem Hügel 69, 53121 Bonn, Germany e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Corresponding author: M. Messineo, email@example.com
Accepted: 20 June 2002
We present 86 GHz () SiO maser line observations with the IRAM 30-m telescope of a sample of 441 late-type stars in the Inner Galaxy (). These stars were selected on the basis of their infrared magnitudes and colours from the ISOGAL and MSX catalogues. SiO maser emission was detected in 271 sources, and their line-of-sight velocities indicate that the stars are located in the Inner Galaxy. These new detections double the number of line-of-sight velocities available from previous SiO and OH maser observations in the area covered by our survey and are, together with other samples of e.g. OH/IR stars, useful for kinematic studies of the central parts of the Galaxy.
Key words: stars: AGB and post-AGB / stars: late-type / stars: circumstellar matter / surveys / masers / Galaxy: kinematics and dynamics
Based on observations with ISO, an ESA project with instruments funded by ESA member states and with the participations of ISAS and NASA.
Based on observations carried out with the IRAM 30-m telescope located at Pico Veleta. IRAM is supported by INSU/CNRS (France), MPG (Germany) and IGN (Spain).
© ESO, 2002