Finding the Instability Strip for Accreting Pulsating White Dwarfs From Hubble Space Telescope and Optical Observations

@article{Szkody2010FindingTI,
  title={Finding the Instability Strip for Accreting Pulsating White Dwarfs From Hubble Space Telescope and Optical Observations},
  author={Paula Szkody and Anjum S. Mukadam and Boris T. Gansicke and Arne Anthon Henden and Matthew R. Templeton and Jon A. Holtzman and Michael H. Montgomery and Steve B. Howell and Atsuko Nitta and Edward M. Sion and Richard D. Schwartz and William Dillon},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={710},
  pages={64-77}
}
Time-resolved low resolution Hubble Space Telescope ultraviolet spectra together with ground-based optical photometry and spectra are used to constrain the temperatures and pulsation properties of six cataclysmic variables containing pulsating white dwarfs (WDs). Combining our temperature determinations for the five pulsating WDs that are several years past outburst with past results on six other systems shows that the instability strip for accreting pulsating WDs ranges from 10,500 to 15,000 K… Expand
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