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A&A Supplement series, Vol. 123, May II 1997, 115-118

Received August 12; accepted September 18, 1996

Field #3 of the Palomar-Groningen Survey

I. Variable stars in the outer edge of the Sagittarius dwarf galaxygif

Y.K. Ngtex2html_wrap942tex2html_wrap_inline930gif and M. Schultheistex2html_wrap944

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tex2html_wrap946  IAP, CNRS, 98bis Boulevard Arago, F-75014 Paris, France
tex2html_wrap948  Institut für Astronomie der Universität Wien, Türkenschanzstraße 17, A-1180 Wien, Austria


A catalogue is presented with variable (RR Lyrae, semiregular and Mira) stars located inside field #3 of the Palomar-Groningen Survey at the outer edge of the Sagittarius dwarf galaxy. One of the semiregular variables is a carbon star, comparable with those found by Azzopardi et al. (1991). Serendipity provides the suggestion, that their carbon stars might not be located inside, but behind the bulge in the Sagittarius dwarf galaxy.

keywords: stars: carbon; AGB, post AGB; variables: others -- local group -- galaxies: Sagittarius dwarf

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