A study of ultraviolet objects near the north Galactic pole with faust

N. Brosch*, E. Almoznino, E. M. Leibowitz, H. Netzer, T. P. Sasseen, S. Bowyer, M. Lampton, X. Wu

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We present a follow-up study of a sample of objects detected in a wide-field, far-ultraviolet observation of the north Galactic pole region. The image was obtained by the FAUST experiment during the ATLAS-1 flight on the Space Shuttle Atlantis in 1992 March. We have identified nearly all the 81 ultraviolet (UV) sources found in the image using catalog data and ground-based observations. Optical spectra and CCD photometry for some of the objects, taken at the Wise Observatory, are shown and discussed. Most of the sources are A and F stars but we have also identified seven galaxies, one active galactic nucleus, four white dwarfs, and four known hot subdwarfs. We compare the star counts with a UV stellar population model and find good agreement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-148
Number of pages12
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Sep 1995


  • Galaxy: stellar content
  • Surveys
  • Ultraviolet: stars


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