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The Physics of Crystallization from Globular Cluster White Dwarf Stars in NGC 6397
We explore the physics of crystallization in the deep interiors of white dwarf (WD) stars using the color-magnitude diagram and luminosity function constructed from proper- motion cleaned Hubble Space Telescope photometry ...
SDSS J142625.71+575218.3: A Prototype for A New Class of Variable White Dwarf
We present the results of a search for pulsations in six of the recently discovered carbon-atmosphere white dwarf ("hot DQ") stars. On the basis of our theoretical calculations, the star SDSS J142625.71 + 575218.3 is the ...
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 ...
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, ...