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2002MNRAS.332..441F - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 332, 441-455 (2002/May-2)

Hidden subluminous stars among the FAUST UV sources towards Ophiuchus.

FORMIGGINI L., BROSCH N., ALMOZNINO E., BOWYER S. and LAMPTON M.

Abstract (from CDS):

We present results of an analysis of a UV image in the direction of Ophiuchus, obtained with the FAUST instrument. The image contains 228 UV sources. Most of these are identified as normal early-type stars through correlations with catalogued objects. For the first time in this project we identify UV sources as such stars by selecting suitable candidates in crowded fields as the bluest objects in colour-colour diagrams using observations from the Wise Observatory. These candidates are then studied using low-resolution spectroscopy, which allows the determination of spectral types to an accuracy of about one-half class, for 60 stars.

Synthetic photometry of spectral data is performed in order to predict the expected UV emission, on the basis of the photometric information. These results are used along with the Hipparcos/Tycho information, to search for subluminous stars. The comparison of the predicted emission with the FAUST measured magnitudes allows us to select 12 stars as highly probable evolved hot stars. High signal-to-noise spectra are obtained for nine of these stars, and Balmer line profiles are compared with the prediction of atmosphere models and with the spectrum of real stellar atmospheres. Among the nine candidates, six are classified as previously unrecognized sdB stars, and two as white dwarfs. Our result indicates that indeed more bright subluminous stars are still unrecognized in the existing samples.


Abstract Copyright: 2002 Blackwell Science Ltd

Journal keyword(s): subdwarfs - white dwarfs - Galaxy: stellar content - ultraviolet: stars

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/MNRAS/332/441): table1.dat table2.dat table4.dat table5.dat>

Nomenclature: Tables 1, 2: [FBA2002] NNN (Nos 1-228).

CDS comments: Some errors in the tables. See http://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/Vizie Rfor corrections.

Simbad objects: 244

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