A survey for hot central stars of planetary nebulae - I. Methods and first results

@article{Kanarek2017ASF,
  title={A survey for hot central stars of planetary nebulae - I. Methods and first results},
  author={G. Kanarek and M. Shara and J. Faherty and D. Zurek and A. Moffat},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2017},
  volume={465},
  pages={293-301}
}
We present the results of initial spectrographic followup with the Very Large Telescope (UT3, Melipal) for $K_s \ge 14$ Galactic plane CIV emission-line candidates in the near-infrared (NIR). These 7 faint stars all display prominent HeI and CIV emission lines characteristic of a carbon-rich Wolf-Rayet star. They have NIR colours which are much too blue to be those of distant, classical WR stars. The magnitudes and colours are compatible with those expected for central stars of planetary… Expand
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