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Optically visible post-AGB stars, post-RGB stars and young stellar objects in the Large Magellanic Cloud

Kamath, D; Wood, Peter R; van Winckel, Hans

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We have carried out a search for optically visible post-asymptotic giant branch (post-AGB) stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). First, we selected candidates with a mid-IR excess and then obtained their optical spectra. We disentangled contaminants with unique spectra such as M stars, C stars, planetary nebulae, quasi-stellar objects and background galaxies. Subsequently, we performed a detailed spectroscopic analysis of the remaining candidates to estimate their stellar parameters such...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/152624
Source: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stv1202
Access Rights: Open Access

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