Accession Number : AD0722041

Title :   A Search for Highly Luminous Stars in the Southern Milky Way.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIV CLEVELAND OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Stephenson,Charles B.

Report Date : APR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : In order to create a finding list of stars known to be at very large distances from the sun and also known to be relatively young objects which trace out the spiral structure of our galaxy, objective prism plates taken at Cerro Tololo InterAmerican Observatory have been used to survey the southern Milky Way for stars earlier than spectral type GO and at least as intrinsically luminous as a B2 dwarf. The survey is now complete, and its completion means that the entire Milky Way has now been surveyed in this way down to about photographic magnitude 12. Our catalogue, which is still being prepared for publication as of this writing, contains 5132 stars, about the same number as found in the somewhat larger area of sky represented by the northern Milky Way. The survey has also identified large numbers of individually interesting stars of othe types, some of which we have already published and others of which will be followed up in future in separate publications. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STARS, MAPPING), LUMINESCENCE, IDENTIFICATION, CATALOGS, PHOTOGRAPHY

Subject Categories : Astronomy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE