Optically visible post-AGB/RGB stars and young stellar objects in the small magellanic cloud: Candidate selection, spectral energy distributions and spectroscopic examination

@article{Kamath2014OpticallyVP,
  title={Optically visible post-AGB/RGB stars and young stellar objects in the small magellanic cloud: Candidate selection, spectral energy distributions and spectroscopic examination},
  author={Devika Kamath and Peter Wood and Hans Van Winckel},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2014},
  volume={439},
  pages={2211-2270}
}
We have carried out a search for optically visible post-AGB candidates in the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC). We used mid-IR observations from the Spitzer Space Telescope to select optically visible candidates with a mid-IR excess. We obtained low-resolution optical spectra for 801 candidates. After removing contaminants and poor quality spectra, the final sample comprised of 63 post-AGB/RGB candidates of A - F spectral type. Using the spectra, we estimated the stellar parameters: effective… 
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