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Paper: Central Stars of Mid-Infrared Nebulae Discovered with Spitzer and WISE
Volume: 508, The B[e] Phenomenom: Forty Years of Studies
Page: 207
Authors: Gvaramadze, V. V.; Kniazev, A. Y.
Abstract: Searches for compact mid-IR nebulae with the Spitzer Space Telescope and the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), accompanied by spectroscopic observations of central stars of these nebulae led to the discovery of many dozens of massive stars at different evolutionary stages, of which the most numerous are candidate luminous blue variables (LBVs). In this paper, we give a census of candidate and confirmed Galactic LBVs revealed with Spitzer and WISE, and present some new results of spectroscopic observations of central stars of mid-IR nebulae.
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