Spatial distribution of Galactic Wolf-Rayet stars and implications for the global population

@article{Rosslowe2014SpatialDO,
  title={Spatial distribution of Galactic Wolf-Rayet stars and implications for the global population},
  author={C. K. Rosslowe and Paul A. Crowther},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2014},
  volume={449},
  pages={2436-2437}
}
  • C. RossloweP. Crowther
  • Published 1 December 2014
  • Physics, Geology
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
We construct revised near-infrared absolute magnitude calibrations for 126 Galactic Wolf-Rayet (WR) stars at known distances, based in part upon recent large scale spectroscopic surveys. Application to 246 WR stars located in the field, permits us to map their galactic distribution. As anticipated, WR stars generally lie in the thin disk (~40pc half width at half maximum) between galactocentric radii 3.5-10kpc, in accordance with other star formation tracers. We highlight 12 WR stars located at… 

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