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Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser.
Volume 137, Number 2, June I 1999
Page(s) 351 - 362
Published online 15 June 1999
DOI: 10.1051/aas:1999487

Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 137, 351-362

Understanding A-type supergiants

I. Ultraviolet and visible spectral atlas[*] of A-type supergiants[*]

E. Verdugo1 - A. Talavera2 - A.I. Gómez de Castro3

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1 - ISO Data Centre, P.O. Box 50727, E-28080-Madrid, Spain
2 - LAEFF/INTA, P.O. Box 50727, E-28080-Madrid, Spain
3 - Instituto de Astronomía y Geodesia (CSIC-UCM), Fac. cc. Matemáticas, Universidad Complutense, Av. Complutense s/n, E-28040-Madrid, Spain

Received October 14, 1997; accepted April 12, 1999


This paper is the first of a series whose aim is to perform a systematic study of A-type supergiant atmospheres and winds. Here we present a spectral atlas of 41 A-supergiants observed by us in high and medium resolution in the visible and ultraviolet. The atlas consists of profiles of the H$\alpha$, H$\beta$, H$\gamma$,H$\delta$, H$\epsilon$, Ca II (H and K), Na I (D1 and D2), Mg II4481, Mg II [uv1] and Fe II [uv1, uv2, uv3, uv62, uv63, uv161] lines for 41 stars with spectral types ranging from B9 to A9 and luminosity classes Ia, Iab and Ib, and provides the basic data for a thoughtful study of these stars. The overall characteristics of the sample as well as the data reduction procedures are described. We also present some examples of spectral variability.

Key words: atlases -- line: profiles -- stars: supergiants -- ultraviolet: stars

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