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A COMPREHENSIVE SPECTROSCOPIC ANALYSIS OF DB WHITE DWARFS
We present a detailed analysis of 108 helium-line (DB) white dwarfs based on model atmosphere fits to high signal-to-noise optical spectroscopy. We derive a mean mass of 0.67 M ☉ for our sample, with
An Improved Spectroscopic Analysis of DA White Dwarfs from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 4
We present an improved spectroscopic and photometric analysis of hydrogen-line DA white dwarfs from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 4 (SDSS DR4) based on model atmospheres that include
A SPECTROSCOPIC SURVEY AND ANALYSIS OF BRIGHT, HYDROGEN-RICH WHITE DWARFS*
We have conducted a spectroscopic survey of over 1300 bright (V ≤ 17.5), hydrogen-rich white dwarfs based largely on the last published version of the McCook & Sion catalog. The complete results from
The ELM Survey. VII. Orbital Properties of Low Mass White Dwarf Binaries
We present the discovery of 15 extremely low mass (5 < log{g} < 7) white dwarf candidates, 9 of which are in ultra-compact double-degenerate binaries. Our targeted ELM Survey sample now includes 76
The ELM Survey. V. Merging Massive White Dwarf Binaries
We present the discovery of 17 low mass white dwarfs (WDs) in short-period P ≤ 1 day binaries. Our sample includes four objects with remarkable logg ≃ 5 surface gravities and orbital solutions that
A new class of pulsating white dwarf of extremely low mass: The fourth and fifth members
We report the discovery of two new pulsating extremely low-mass (ELM) white dwarfs (WDs), SDSS J161431.28+191219.4 (hereafter J1614) and SDSS J222859.93+362359.6 (hereafter J2228). Both WDs have
DISCOVERY OF A COOL, MASSIVE, AND METAL-RICH DAZ WHITE DWARF
We report the discovery of a new metal-rich DAZ white dwarf, GD 362. High signal-to-noise ratio optical spectroscopy reveals the presence of spectral lines from hydrogen as well as Ca I, Ca II, Mg I,
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 white dwarfs (WDs), SDSS J111215.82+111745.0 (hereafter J1112) and SDSS J151826.68+065813.2 (hereafter J1518). Both have
Limb-darkening Coefficients for Eclipsing White Dwarfs
We present extensive calculations of linear and nonlinear limb-darkening coefficients as well as complete intensity profiles appropriate for modeling the light-curves of eclipsing white dwarfs. We
Most Double Degenerate Low Mass White Dwarf Binaries Merge
We estimate the merger rate of double degenerate binaries containing extremely low mass (ELM) <0.3 Msun white dwarfs in the Galaxy. Such white dwarfs are detectable for timescales of 0.1 Gyr -- 1 Gyr
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