Identification of new Galactic symbiotic stars with SALT – I. Initial discoveries and other emission line objects

@article{Miszalski2014IdentificationON,
  title={Identification of new Galactic symbiotic stars with SALT – I. Initial discoveries and other emission line objects},
  author={Brent Miszalski and Joanna Mikołajewska},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2014},
  volume={440},
  pages={1410-1419}
}
We introduce the first results from an ongoing, systematic survey for new symbiotic stars selected from the AAO/UKST SuperCOSMOS H$\alpha$ Survey (SHS). The survey aims to identify and characterise the fainter population of symbiotic stars underrepresented in extant catalogues. The accreting white dwarfs (WDs) in symbiotic stars, fuelled by their red giant donors with high mass loss rate winds, make them promising candidates for type Ia supernovae. Several candidates were observed… 

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