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2016AJ....151..100B - Astron. J., 151, 100 (2016/April-0)

Searching for new yellow symbiotic stars: positive identification of StHα63.


Abstract (from CDS):

Yellow symbiotic stars are useful targets for probing whether mass transfer has happened in their binary systems. However, the number of known yellow symbiotic stars is very scarce. We report spectroscopic observations of five candidate yellow symbiotic stars that were selected by their positions in the 2MASS (J - H) versus (H - Ks) diagram and which were included in some emission-line catalogs. Among the five candidates, only StHα63 is identified as a new yellow symbiotic star because of its spectrum and its position in the [TiO]1-[TiO]2diagram, which indicates a K4-K6 spectral type. In addition, the derived electron density (∼108.4/cm3) and several emission-line intensity ratios provide further support for that classification. The other four candidates are rejected as symbiotic stars because three of them actually do not show emission lines and the fourth one only Balmer emission lines. We also found that the WISE W3-W4 index clearly separates normal K-giants from yellow symbiotic stars and therefore can be used as an additional tool for selecting candidate yellow symbiotic stars.

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Journal keyword(s): binaries: symbiotic - stars: fundamental parameters - stars: individual: StHα63

Simbad objects: 18

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