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A Status Report On A Planet Search Around White Dwarf Stars
We have continued monitoring a pilot sample of 15 isolated, pulsating DA white dwarfs for center-of-mass motion caused by a planetary companion. Roughly 7 years into our survey, we have preliminary evidence for periodic ...
Limits Of Perturbative Nonlinear Light Curve Analyses: The Case Of G117-B15A
This poster examines the nonlinear combination frequencies found in the DAV G117-B15A. Using multiple epochs of observations we show that the ratio of the amplitude of the combination frequencies to those of the parent ...
Enigmatic Recurrent Pulsational Variability Of The Accreting White Dwarf EQ LYN (Sdss J074531.92+453829.6)
Photometric observations of the cataclysmic variable EQ Lyn (SDSS J074531.92+453829.6), acquired from 2005 October to 2006 January, revealed high-amplitude variability in the range 1166-1290 s. This accreting white dwarf ...
Discovery of an Ultramassive Pulsating White Dwarf
We announce the discovery of the most massive pulsating hydrogen-atmosphere white dwarf (WD) ever discovered, GD 518. Model atmosphere fits to the optical spectrum of this star show it is a 12,030 +/- 210 K WD with a log ...
A Second Case of Outbursts in A Pulsating White Dwarf Observed By Kepler
We present observations of a new phenomenon in pulsating white dwarf stars: large-amplitude outbursts at timescales much longer than the pulsation periods. The cool (T-eff = 11,060 K), hydrogen-atmosphere pulsating white ...
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, ...