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2016MNRAS.461..839K - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 461, 839-844 (2016/September-1)

An investigation of the 661.3 nm diffuse interstellar band in Cepheid spectra.

KASHUBA S.V., ANDRIEVSKY S.M., CHEKHONADSKIKH F.A., LUCK R.E., KOVTYUKH V.V., KOROTIN S.A., KRELOWSKI J. and GALAZUTDINOV G.A.

Abstract (from CDS):

We have investigated the diffuse interstellar band (DIB) at 661.3 nm seen in the spectra of Cepheid stars. After removal of the blending lines of ionized yttrium and neutral iron, we determined the equivalent widths (EWs) of the DIB and used these values to investigate the E(B - V)-DIB EW relation. The relation found from Cepheids matches that found in B stars. This relation can help to find the reddening for newly discovered Cepheids without extensive photometric data, and thus determine their distances. The relation between E(B - V) and the DIB EW does not yield precise reddening values. It is not a substitute for better photometric or spectroscopic methods. At best, it is indicative, but it provides some information that may not be otherwise available. Defining R*=E(B - V)/DIB EW, which we consider to be the analogue of R=E(B - V)/A_v, we investigated the Galactic longitudinal dependence of R* assuming that the DIB EW value is representative of the interstellar absorption A_v. We found that there is an apparent increase of the R* value that corresponds to the abnormal absorption seen towards Cygnus constellation. Finally, we constructed a 2D map of the DIB EW distribution in the Galactic disc basing on our rather limited sample of 253 spectra of 176 Cepheids.

Abstract Copyright: © 2016 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society

Journal keyword(s): stars: variables: Cepheids - ISM: lines and bands - ISM: molecules - ISM: structure - ISM: structure

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