Identification and NIR Photometry of the Arecibo Sample of OH/IR Stars

  • F. Jiménez-Esteban
  • D. Engels
  • P. García-Lario
  • L. Agudo-Mérida
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 283)


In June 1999 we started a near-infrared (NIR) monitoring of the full Arecibo sample of OH/IR stars (385 sources) using the 1.23 m telescope at Calar Alto Observatory equipped with the MAGIC IR camera. Since then, we have completed 6 observing runs and obtained J, H and K images of almost all sources in the sample (97%) under good photometric conditions. NIR and optical counterparts have been identified and NIR photometric data has also been obtained


OH/IR stars Near-Infrared 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Jiménez-Esteban
    • 1
  • D. Engels
    • 2
  • P. García-Lario
    • 3
  • L. Agudo-Mérida
    • 4
  1. 1.Universidad Europea CEES, C/Tajo S/NVillaviciosa de OdónSpain
  2. 2.Hamburger SternwarteHamburgGermany
  3. 3.ISO Data CentreVILSPAMadridSpain
  4. 4.Universidad Alfonso X El SabioMadridSpain

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