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Results from the Catalina Real-time Transient Survey
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The results suggest that there is a large population of SNe missed by many current SN surveys because of selection biases, and the unexpected discovery of white dwarf binary systems through dramatic eclipses.
THE RR LYRAE PERIOD-LUMINOSITY RELATION. I. THEORETICAL CALIBRATION
We present a theoretical calibration of the RR Lyrae period-luminosity (PL) relation in the UBVRIJHK Johnson-Cousins-Glass system. Our theoretical work is based on calculations of synthetic
The Catalina Surveys Periodic Variable Star Catalog
We present ~47,000 periodic variables found during the analysis of 5.4 million variable star candidates within a 20,000 deg^2 region covered by the Catalina Surveys Data Release-1 (CSDR1). Combining
The Masses of Population II White Dwarfs
Globular star clusters are among the first stellar populations to have formed in the Milky Way, and thus only a small sliver of their initial spectrum of stellar types are still burning hydrogen on
Hot Horizontal-Branch Stars: The Ubiquitous Nature of the ``Jump'' in Strömgren u, Low Gravities, and the Role of Radiative Levitation of Metals
A "jump" in the BHB distribution in the V, u-y CMD was recently detected in the GC M13. It is morphologically best characterized as a discontinuity in u, u-y, with stars in the range 11,500 11,500 K,
Horizontal branch stars: the interplay between observations and theory, and insights into the formation of the Galaxy
We review and discuss horizontal branch (HB) stars in a broad astrophysical context, including both variable and non-variable stars. A reassessment of the Oosterhoff dichotomy is presented, which
PROBING THE OUTER GALACTIC HALO WITH RR LYRAE FROM THE CATALINA SURVEYS
We present analysis of 12,227 type-ab RR Lyraes (RRLs) found among the 200 million public light curves in Catalina Surveys Data Release 1. These stars span the largest volume of the Milky Way ever
EVIDENCE FOR A MILKY WAY TIDAL STREAM REACHING BEYOND 100 KPC
We present the analysis of 1207 RR Lyrae found in photometry taken by the Catalina Survey's Mount Lemmon telescope. By combining accurate distances for these stars with measurements for ~14,000
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