Discovery of a possible Wolf-Rayet star at the galactic center Academic Article uri icon


  • We report the discovery of a possible Wolf-Rayet star located at 0.5 pc projected radius from the center of the Galaxy. A K-band (2.2 m) spectrum of the Galactic center object shows strong similarities with published K-band spectra of WC9 stars, including emission lines due to He I at 2.06 m, the C IV 3d 2 D-3p 2 P 0 multiplet with components between 2.071 and 2.084 m, and a blend of two C III lines and He I near 2.11 m.

published proceedings

  • The Astrophysical Journal

author list (cited authors)

  • Blum, R. D., Sellgren, K., & Depoy, D. L.

citation count

  • 32

complete list of authors

  • Blum, RD||Sellgren, K||Depoy, DL

publication date

  • February 1995