New nearby stars among bright APM high proper motion stars

  title={New nearby stars among bright APM high proper motion stars},
  author={Ralf-Dieter Scholz and Rodrigo A. Ibata and Michael J. Irwin and Ingo Lehmann and Mara Salvato and A. Schweitzer},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
As part of a new southern sky survey for faint high proper motion stars based on Automatic Plate Measuring (APM) measurements of UK Schmidt Telescope plates, we have found a large number of previously unknown brighter objects. Spectroscopic follow-up observations with the European Southern Observatory New Technology Telescope of 15 of these new, relatively bright (12 0.45 arcsec yr - 1 ) show one-third of them to be nearby (d < 25 pc). Among the nearby stars is an M6 dwarf with strong emission… 

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