Candidate Halpha sources in GBS

We present a catalogue of candidate Halpha emission and absorption line sources and blue objects in the Galactic Bulge Survey (GBS) region. We use a point source catalogue of the GBS fields (two strips of (lxb)=(6{deg}x1{deg}) centred at b=1.5{deg} above and below the Galactic centre), covering the magnitude range 16>=r'>=22.5. We utilize (r'-i', r'-Halpha) colour-colour diagrams to select Halpha emission and absorption line candidates, and also identify blue objects (compared to field stars) using the r'-i' colour index. We identify 1337 Halpha emission line candidates and 336 Halpha absorption line candidates. These catalogues likely contain a plethora of sources, ranging from active (binary) stars, early-type emission line objects, cataclysmic variables (CVs) and low-mass X-ray binaries (LMXBs) to background active galactic nuclei (AGN). The 389 blue objects we identify are likely systems containing a compact object, such as CVs, planetary nebulae and LMXBs. Hot subluminous dwarfs (sdO/B stars) are also expected to be found as blue outliers. Crossmatching our outliers with the GBS X-ray catalogue yields sixteen sources, including seven (magnetic) CVs and one qLMXB candidate among the emission line candidates, and one background AGN for the absorption line candidates. One of the blue outliers is a high state AM CVn system. Spectroscopic observations combined with the multi-wavelength coverage of this area, including X-ray, ultraviolet and (time-resolved) optical and infrared observations, can be used to further constrain the nature of individual sources.

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Creator Wevers T.; Jonker P.G.; Nelemans G.; Torres M.A.P.; Groot P.J.; Steeghs D.,Maccarone T.J.; Hynes R.I.; Heinke C.; Britt C.
Publisher CDS
Publication Year 2017
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Resource Type Dataset; AstroObjects
Discipline Astrophysics and Astronomy; Natural Sciences; Observational Astronomy; Physics; Stellar Astronomy