A Deep Survey for Galactic Wolf-Rayet Stars. II. Implications for Galactic Structure and Massive Star Formation*

@article{Shara1999ADS,
  title={A Deep Survey for Galactic Wolf-Rayet Stars. II. Implications for Galactic Structure and Massive Star Formation*},
  author={Michael M. Shara and Anthony F. J. Moffat and Lindsey F. Smith and Virpi S. Niemela and Michael Potter and Robert Lamontagne},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={1999},
  volume={118},
  pages={390-405}
}
We have completed a direct narrowband-broadband Schmidt plate survey of large areas of the southern Milky Way for new Wolf-Rayet (W-R) stars as faint as 19th b magnitude. The 31 newly detected stars in the completed survey are among the reddest and/or most distant known in the Galaxy. We have obtained spectra of all candidate W-R stars in the 22 fields stretching from l = 282° to l = 341° in longitude and Δb = 35 in latitude, covering about 180 square degrees. We also observed two isolated… Expand
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