Volume 469, Number 2, July II 2007
|Page(s)||799 - 806|
|Section||Online catalogs and data|
|Published online||29 March 2007|
An evolutionary catalogue of galactic post-AGB and related objects*
N. Copernicus Astronomical Center, Rabiańska 8, 87-100 Toruń, Poland e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA
3 LUTH, Observatoire de Meudon, 5 place Jules Janssen, 92195 Meudon Cedex, France
Accepted: 6 March 2007
Aims.With the ongoing AKARI infrared sky survey, of much greater sensitivity than IRAS, a wealth of post-AGB objects may be discovered. It is thus time to organize our present knowledge of known post-AGB stars in the galaxy with a view to using it to search for new post-AGB objects among AKARI sources.
Methods.We searched the literature available on the NASA Astrophysics Data System up to 1 October 2006, and defined criteria for classifying sources into three categories: very likely, possible and disqualified post-AGB objects. The category of very likely post-AGB objects is made up of several classes.
Results.We have created an evolutionary, on-line catalogue of Galactic post-AGB objects, to be referred to as the Toruń catalogue of Galactic post-AGB and related objects. The present version of the catalogue contains 326 very likely, 107 possible and 64 disqualified objects. For the very likely post-AGB objects, the catalogue gives the available optical and infrared photometry, infrared spectroscopy and spectral types, and links to finding charts and bibliography.
Key words: stars: AGB and post-AGB / stars evolution / catalogs
© ESO, 2007
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