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Two New Tidally Distorted White Dwarfs
We identify two new tidally distorted white dwarfs (WDs), SDSS J174140.49+652638.7 and J211921.96-001825.8 (hereafter J1741 and J2119). Both stars are extremely low mass (ELM, <= 0.2 M-circle dot)WDs in short-period, ...
Discovery Of Pulsations, Including Possible Pressure Modes, In Two New Extremely Low Mass, He-Core White Dwarfs
We report the discovery of the second and third pulsating extremely low mass (ELM) white dwarfs (WDs), SDSS J111215.82+111745.0 (hereafter J1112) and SDSS J151826.68+065813.2 (hereafter J1518). Both have masses < 0.25 ...
Radius Constraints From High-Speed Photometry Of 20 Low-Mass White Dwarf Binaries
We carry out high-speed photometry on 20 of the shortest-period, detached white dwarf binaries known and discover systems with eclipses, ellipsoidal variations (due to tidal deformations of the visible white dwarf), and ...
A Gravitational Redshift Determination Of The Mean Mass Of White Dwarfs. DA Stars
We measure apparent velocities (v(app)) of the H alpha and H beta Balmer line cores for 449 non-binary thin disk normal DA white dwarfs (WDs) using optical spectra taken for the European Southern Observatory SN Ia progenitor ...
SDSS J184037.78+642312.3: the First Pulsating Extremely Low Mass White Dwarf
We report the discovery of the first pulsating extremely low mass (ELM) white dwarf (WD), SDSS J184037.78+642312.3 (hereafter J1840). This DA (hydrogen-atmosphere) WD is by far the coolest and the lowest-mass pulsating WD, ...