Volume 408, Number 1, September II 2003
|Page(s)||153 - 159|
|Section||Galactic structure, stellar clusters, and populations|
|Published online||17 November 2003|
Results from a near infrared search for emission-line stars in the Inner Galaxy: Spectra of new Wolf-Rayet stars*
European Southern Observatory, Karl Schwarzschild Str. 2, Garching bei Muenchen, Germany
2 University of Wisconsin, Madison, Sterling Hall, 475 N. Charter St., Madison, WI, USA
3 Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory, Casilla 603, La Serena, Chile
4 European Southern Observatory – Space Telescope European Coordinating Facility, Garching, Germany
5 JILA and APS Department, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 8030, USA
6 Universidade de São Paulo, IAG, CP 3386, São Paulo 01060-970, Brazil
Corresponding author: N. Homeier, email@example.com
Accepted: 25 June 2003
We present follow-up spectroscopy of emission line candidates detected on near-infrared narrow band images in the inner Galaxy (Homeier et al. [CITE]). The filters are optimized for the detection of Wolf-Rayet stars and other objects which exhibit emission–lines in the 2 μm region. Approximately three square degrees along the Galactic plane have been analyzed in seven narrow–filters (four emission–lines and three continuum). We have discovered 4 new Wolf-Rayet stars and present coordinates, finding charts, and K-band spectra.
Key words: stars: Wolf-Rayet / stars: emission-line / Galaxy: center / Galaxy: stellar content / infrared: stars
© ESO, 2003
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