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Be Stars in the Open Cluster NGC 6830

Yu, Po-Chieh and Lin, Chien-Cheng and Lin, Hsing-Wen and Lee, Chien-De and Konidaris, Nick and Ngeow, Chow-Choong and Ip, Wing-Huen and Chen, Wen-Ping and Chen, Hui-Chen and Malkan, Matthew A. and Chang, Chan-Kao and Laher, Russ and Huang, Li-Ching and Cheng, Yu-Chi and Edelson, Rick and Ritter, Andreas and Quimby, Robert and Ben-Ami, Sagi and Ofek, Eran O. and Surace, Jason and Kulkarni, Shrinivas R. (2016) Be Stars in the Open Cluster NGC 6830. Astronomical Journal, 151 (5). Art. No. 121. ISSN 0004-6256.

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We report the discovery of two new Be stars, and re-identify one known Be star in the open cluster NGC 6830. Eleven Hα emitters were discovered using the Hα imaging photometry of the Palomar Transient Factory Survey. Stellar membership of the candidates was verified with photometric and kinematic information using 2MASS data and proper motions. The spectroscopic confirmation was carried out by using the Shane 3 m telescope at the Lick observatory. Based on their spectral types, three Hα emitters were confirmed as Be stars with Hα equivalent widths greater than −10 Å. Two objects were also observed by the new spectrograph spectral energy distribution-machine (SED-machine) on the Palomar 60-inch Telescope. The SED-machine results show strong Hα emission lines, which are consistent with the results of the Lick observations. The high efficiency of the SED-machine can provide rapid observations for Be stars in a comprehensive survey in the future.

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Yu, Po-Chieh0000-0001-8894-0854
Lin, Hsing-Wen0000-0001-7737-6784
Lee, Chien-De0000-0002-3142-7299
Konidaris, Nick0000-0003-1905-2815
Ngeow, Chow-Choong0000-0001-8771-7554
Ip, Wing-Huen0000-0002-3140-5014
Chen, Wen-Ping0000-0003-0262-272X
Malkan, Matthew A.0000-0001-6919-1237
Chang, Chan-Kao0000-0003-1656-4540
Laher, Russ0000-0003-2451-5482
Quimby, Robert0000-0001-9171-5236
Ben-Ami, Sagi0000-0001-6760-3074
Ofek, Eran O.0000-0002-6786-8774
Surace, Jason0000-0001-7291-0087
Kulkarni, Shrinivas R.0000-0001-5390-8563
Additional Information:© 2016 The American Astronomical Society. Received 2015 November 11; accepted 2016 February 24; published 2016 April 20. We thank the referee for constructive comments. We are also grateful to the staff of Lulin and Lick Observatory for helping with the observations. This work is supported, in part, by the National Science Council and the Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan under grants MOST 104-2119-M-008-024 (W.-H.I.), MOST 103-2112-M-008-024-MY3 (W.-P.C.), MOST 104-2112-M-008-012-MY3 (C.-C.N.), and NSC 103-2917-I-564-004 (P.-C.Y.). The Lulin Observatory is funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan, and operated by National Central University of Taiwan. The Lick Observatory is funded by Google Inc. and operated by the University of California. This publication makes use of data products from the Two Micron All Sky Survey, which is a joint project of the University of Massachusetts and the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center/California Institute of Technology, funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Science Foundation. This publication makes use of data products from the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, which is a joint project of the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology, funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Group:Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC), Palomar Transient Factory
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Ministry of Science and Technology (Taipei)MOST 104-2119-M-008-024
Ministry of Science and Technology (Taipei)MOST 103-2112-M-001-030-MY3
Ministry of Science and Technology (Taipei)MOST 104-2112-M-008-012-MY3
National Science Council (Taipei)NSC 103- 2917-I-564-004
Subject Keywords:galaxies: star clusters: individual (NGC 6830) ; instrumentation: spectrographs; stars: emission-line, Be
Issue or Number:5
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20160607-131223777
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Official Citation:Po-Chieh Yu(俞伯傑) et al 2016 The Astronomical Journal 151 121
Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:67740
Deposited By: Ruth Sustaita
Deposited On:07 Jun 2016 21:04
Last Modified:09 Mar 2020 13:19

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