Multiband photometry and spectroscopy of an all-sky sample of bright white dwarfs

  title={Multiband photometry and spectroscopy of an all-sky sample of bright white dwarfs},
  author={Roberto Raddi and Nicola Pietro Gentile Fusillo and Anna F. Pala and J. J. Hermes and Boris T. Gaensicke and Paul Robin Brian Chote and Mark Andrew Hollands and Arne Anthon Henden and S. Catal'an and Stephan Geier and Detlev Koester and U. Munari and Ralf Napiwotzki and P. E. Tremblay},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
The upcoming NASA Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will obtain space-based uninterrupted light curves for a large sample of bright white dwarfs distributed across the entire sky, providing a very rich resource for asteroseismological studies and the search for transits from planetary debris. We have compiled an all-sky catalogue of ultraviolet, optical and infrared photometry as well as proper motions, which we propose as an essential tool for the preliminary identification and… 

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