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2003AJ....126..887M - Astron. J., 126, 887-892 (2003/August-0)

Weak emission-line central stars of planetary nebulae.


Abstract (from CDS):

We present new spectroscopic data of 14 candidates for the weak emission-line type of central stars of planetary nebulae ([WELS]). With a medium resolution of about 2 Å, we confirmed the main spectral characteristics of these stars but found that two objects of our sample are in fact early-type [WC] ([WCE]) stars. The λ4650 and C IV λλ 5801, 5812 features are resolved, and they were used in a tentative classification. Based on the C IV lines the [WELS] stars of our sample can be divided qualitatively into two main groups: clear emission and very weak or no emission. We compared mean equivalent widths of carbon and oxygen lines of the [WELS] stars with those of the [WCE] and [WCL] types. The results are not conclusive but point in favor of an increase in temperature from [WCL] to [WCE], followed perhaps by a decrease from [WCE] to [WELS].

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Journal keyword(s): ISM: Planetary Nebulae: General - Stars: AGB and Post-AGB - Stars: Fundamental Parameters - Stars: Wolf-Rayet

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