Searching for hidden Wolf–Rayet stars in the Galactic plane – 15 new Wolf–Rayet stars

@article{Hadfield2006SearchingFH,
  title={Searching for hidden Wolf–Rayet stars in the Galactic plane – 15 new Wolf–Rayet stars},
  author={Lucy J. Hadfield and S. Van Dyk and Patrick William Morris and Jeffrey D. Smith and A. P. Marston and Dawn E. Peterson},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2006},
  volume={376},
  pages={248-262}
}
We report the discovery of 15 previously unknown Wolf–Rayet (WR) stars found as part of an infrared (IR) broad-band study of candidate WR stars in the Galaxy. We have derived an empirically based selection algorithm which has selected ∼5000 WR candidate stars located within the Galactic plane drawn from the Galactic Legacy Infrared Mid-Plane Survey Extraordinaire (mid-IR) and Two-Micron All-Sky Survey (near-IR) catalogues. Spectroscopic follow-up of 184 of these reveals 11 nitrogen-rich (WN… Expand
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