We present here tests of a five-filter photometric system aimed at WR classification. In addition to the well-known easy separation between the WN and WC spectral types, these tests indicate interesting potentialities in the discrimination of subgroups among the WN and the WC which look well related to the classical subtypes. The proposed combinations of filters (or derived ones) bear enough discriminating power to satisfy some evolutionary studies in crowded fields where spectroscopic follow-up is not possible. Based on observations collected at the European Southern Observatory, La Silla, Chile.
Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series
- Pub Date:
- June 1998
- STARS: WOLF-RAYET;
- TECHNIQUES: PHOTOMETRY;
- 10 pages, 7 figures, uses l-aa.sty and psfig for figure inclusion. Also available at http://vela.astro.ulg.ac.be/preprint/P10 Accepted for publication in Astronomy &