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Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser.
Volume 146, Number 2, October II 2000
Page(s) 217 - 249
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/aas:2000269
DOI: 10.1051/aas:2000269

Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 146, 217-249

A library of 0.5 to 2.5 $\mu$m spectra of luminous cool stars

A. Lançon1 - P.R. Wood2

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1 - Observatoire de Strasbourg (UMR 7550), 11 rue de l'Université, F-67000 Strasbourg, France
e-mail: lancon@astro.u-strasbg.fr
2 - Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Australian National University, Private Bag, Weston Creek PO, ACT 2611, Australia
e-mail: wood@mso.anu.edu.au

Received February 14; accepted July 7, 2000

Abstract:

We present a library of $0.5-2.5~\mu$m digital spectra of cool, mostly variable, giant and supergiant stars which should be useful for spectral synthesis applications, as well as for comparison with theoretical model atmosphere calculations. The library includes carbon stars, Galactic Bulge and Magellanic Cloud stars, and OH/IR stars.

The stars observed cover a range of metallicities and masses. Most variable objects were observed several times, at different phases of their pulsation cycle. We discuss the effects of various fundamental parameters and of variability on the spectra. Based on period-luminosity relations and stellar evolutionary tracks, we tentatively assign initial masses to each object.

Key words: catalogs -- stars: AGB -- stars: individual: CL Car -- stars: individual: R Lep -- stars: variables: general -- infrared: stars

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