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2001A&A...375..366C - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 375, 366-374 (2001/8-4)

The stellar content of the Hamburg/ESO survey. II. A large, homogeneously-selected sample of high latitude carbon stars.


Abstract (from CDS):

We present a sample of 403 faint high latitude carbon (FHLC) stars selected from the digitized objective prism plates of the Hamburg/ESO Survey (HES). Because of the ∼15Å spectral resolution and high signal-to-noise ratio of the HES prism spectra, our automated procedure based on the detection of C2 and CN molecular bands permits high-confidence identification of carbon stars without the need for follow-up spectroscopy. From a set of 329 plates (87% of the survey), covering 6400deg2 to a magnitude limit of V∼16.5, we analyze the selection efficiency and effective surface area of the HES FHLC survey to date. The surface density of FHLC stars that we detect (0.072±0.005deg–2) is 2-4 times higher than that of previous objective prism and CCD surveys at high galactic latitude, even though those surveys claimed a limiting magnitude up to 1.5 magnitudes fainter. This attests to the highest selection sensitivity yet achieved for these types of stars.

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Journal keyword(s): stars: carbon - surveys - Galaxy: halo

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/A+A/375/366): hesfhlcs.dat>

Simbad objects: 410

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