The Edinburgh-Cape Blue Object Survey - IV. Zone 3: Galactic latitudes -40° > b > -50°

D. Kilkenny, D. O'Donoghue, H. L. Worters, C. Koen, N. Hambly, H. MacGillivray

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Results for Zone 3 of the Edinburgh-Cape (EC) Blue Object survey are presented. This zone covers that part of the South Galactic Cap between 40° and 50° from the Galactic plane and south of about -12.3° of declination. EC Zone 3 contains 53 UK Schmidt Telescope fields covering about 1400 deg2 in which we find some 534 blue objects, including hot subdwarfs (˜39 per cent), white dwarfs (˜21 per cent), cataclysmic variables (˜2 per cent) and some star-like galaxies (˜9 per cent). A further 178 cooler stars observed in the survey, including low-metallicity F- and G-type stars, are also listed. Both low-dispersion spectroscopic classification and UBV photometry are presented for almost all of the hot objects and either spectroscopy or photometry (sometimes both) for the cooler ones.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1879-1887
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2015


  • surveys
  • stars: early-type
  • stars: horizontal branch
  • subdwarfs
  • white dwarfs
  • quasars: general


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