Do Radio Stars Exist?


Wlerick and Véron1 have suggested that there is a new class of radio objects—namely, radio stars. This suggestion was based on a search in the positions of 3C (revised) radio sources having bII > 30° for which no identification with an optical object had been made. The search led to the discovery of apparent coincidences between the positions of seven radio sources and those of objects with normal stellar spectra and mv20.

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    Wlerick, G., and Véron, P., Ann. Astrophys., 30, 341 (1967).

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    Elsmore, B., Kenderdine, S., and Ryle, M., Mon. Not. Roy. Astro. Soc., 134, 87 (1966).

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MACKAY, C. Do Radio Stars Exist?. Nature 216, 1091–1092 (1967).

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