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Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 131, 119-135

Southern and equatorial irregular variables

II. Optical spectroscopy[*][*]

D. Cieslinski1,2 - J.E. Steiner2,3 - F.J. Jablonski1

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1 - Divisão de Astrofísica, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, C.P. 515, 12201-970 São José dos Campos, Brazil
2 - Instituto Astronômico e Geofísico, Universidade de São Paulo, C.P. 9638, 01065-970 São Paulo, Brazil
3 - Laboratório Nacional de Astrofísica-LNA/CNPq, C.P. 21, 37500-000 Itajubá, Brazil

Received November 19, 1997; accepted February 18, 1998


The results of optical spectroscopy of 169 southern and equatorial objects previously known as irregular variables are presented. The targets were selected via photoelectric UBV photometry among objects classified as L, L:, I, I:, IS and IS: in the General Catalogue of Variable Stars and New Catalogue of Suspected Variable Stars.

Among these objects we have identified 8 cataclysmic variables, 8 symbiotic stars and stars that belong to a variety of other classes.

Key words: stars: variables -- stars: emission line -- stars: cataclysmic variables

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