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Published July 1985 | Published
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The brightest high-latitude 12-micron IRAS sources


The Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) Point Source catalog was searched for sources brighter than 28 Jy (0 mag) at 12 μm with absolute galactic latitude greater than 30° excluding the Large Magellanic Cloud. The search resulted in 269 sources, two of which are the galaxies NGC 1068 and M82. The remaining 267 sources are identified with, or have infrared color indices consistent with late-type stars some of which show evidence of circumstellar dust shells. Seven sources are previously uncataloged stars. K and M stars without circumstellar dust shells, M stars with circumstellar dust shells, and carbon stars occupy well-defined regions of infrared color-color diagrams.

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© 1985 Astronomical Society of the Pacific. Received 1985 January 2, revised 1985 April 11. The Infrared Astronomical Satellite was developed and is operated by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Netherlands Agency for Aerospace Programs (NIVR), and the U.K. Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC). We thank H.H. Aumann for useful discussions, Sharon Conrad and Rosanne Hernandez for their help and patience with the text and tables, and Judy Bennett, Joe Chillemi, and Ted Sesplaukis for helping the data flow smoothly.

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