Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-1997

Publication Title

The Astrophysical Journal

Abstract

We report the classification of 21 new extreme-ultraviolet sources from the recent catalog of Lampton et al. The optical spectra presented identify the objects as 14 active late-type stars (including two double active stars and a possible T Tauri star), three white dwarfs, and six active galactic nuclei (a Seyfert galaxy, the BL Lac object 1ES 1028+511 [=EUVE J1031+508], and four quasi-stellar objects). We have detected Ca II absorption lines in the BL Lac object and measured its redshift. Two of the white dwarfs are unusually massive (M > 1.1 M). Our sample of late-type stars includes five previously known high proper motion objects (EUVE J1004+503, J2244-332A,B, J1802+642, and J1131-346), of which one is the well-known flare star TX PsA (EUVE J2244-332B). We report an unusually high level of activity for the primary component of the TX PsA system (EUVE J2244-332A), which may indicate flare activity. The group of late-type stars is on average almost 3 mag fainter (m ≈ 13) than the typical member of the Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE) all-sky survey catalog. All Galactic and extragalactic objects were also detected in the ROSAT Position Sensitive Proportional Counter survey, and most are at the faint limit of the EUVE detectors. These new identifications substantially increase the total number of EUV-selected extragalactic sources.

DOI

10.1086/304495

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