Identifying Bright Stars in Crowded Environments Using Velocity Dispersion Measurements, and an Application to the Center of M32

@article{Davidge2010IdentifyingBS,
  title={Identifying Bright Stars in Crowded Environments Using Velocity Dispersion Measurements, and an Application to the Center of M32},
  author={Timothy John Davidge and Tracy L. Beck and Peter J. Mcgregor},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific},
  year={2010},
  volume={122},
  pages={241-247}
}
The identification of individual stars in crowded environments using photometric information alone is confounded by source confusion. However, with the addition of spectroscopic information it is possible to distinguish between blends and areas where the light is dominated by a single star, using the widths of absorption features. We describe a procedure for identifying locations in kinematically hot environments where the light is dominated by a single star, and apply this method to spectra… Expand

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