The Galactic O-Star Spectroscopic (GOSSS) and Northern Massive Dim Stars (NoMaDS) Surveys, the Galactic O-Star Catalog (GOSC), and Marxist Ghost Buster (MGB)

Maíz Apellániz, J.; Pellerin, A.; Barbá, R. H.; Simón-Díaz, S.; Alfaro, E. J.; Morrell, N. I.; Sota, A.; Penadés Ordaz, M.; Gallego Calvente, A. T.
Proceedings of a Scientific Meeting in Honor of Anthony F. J. Moffat held at Auberge du Lac Taureau, St-Michel-Des-Saints, Québec, Canada, held 11-15 July 2011. ASP Conference Series, Vol. 465. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, p.484 (2012).


There are several ongoing massive-star (mostly of spectral type O) surveys that are significantly increasing the quality and quantity of the spectroscopic information about these objects. Here we discuss and present results for two of them, GOSSS and NoMaDS. We also discuss recent and future developments on the Galactic O-Star Catalog and announce the upcoming availability of Marxist Ghost Buster, an IDL code that attacks spectral classification (hence the name) by using an interactive comparison with spectral libraries.