A NEAR-INFRARED SURVEY OF THE INNER GALACTIC PLANE FOR WOLF-RAYET STARS. II. GOING FAINTER: 71 MORE NEW W-R STARS

@article{Shara2011ANS,
title={A NEAR-INFRARED SURVEY OF THE INNER GALACTIC PLANE FOR WOLF-RAYET STARS. II. GOING FAINTER: 71 MORE NEW W-R STARS},
author={Michael M. Shara and Jacqueline K. Faherty and David R. Zurek and Anthony F. J. Moffat and Jill R. Gerke and Ren{\'e} Doyon and {\'E}tienne Artigau and Laurent Drissen},
journal={The Astronomical Journal},
year={2011},
volume={143}
}
• Published 11 June 2011
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• The Astronomical Journal
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