The Canada–France Imaging Survey: Reconstructing the Milky Way Star Formation History from Its White Dwarf Population

@article{Fantin2019TheCI,
  title={The Canada–France Imaging Survey: Reconstructing the Milky Way Star Formation History from Its White Dwarf Population},
  author={Nicholas J. Fantin and Patrick Cot'e and Alan W. McConnachie and Pierre Bergeron and J-C. Cuillandre and Stephen D. J. Gwyn and Rodrigo A. Ibata and Guillaume F. Thomas and Raymond G. Carlberg and S{\'e}bastien Fabbro and Misha Haywood and Ariane Lançon and Geraint F. Lewis and Khyati Malhan and Nicolas F. Martin and Julio F. Navarro and Douglas Scott and Else Starkenburg},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics of Galaxies},
  year={2019}
}
As the remnants of stars with initial masses $\lesssim$ 8 M$_{\odot}$, white dwarfs contain valuable information on the formation histories of stellar populations. In this paper, we use deep, high-quality, u-band photometry from the Canada France Imaging Survey (CFIS), griz photometry from Pan-STARRS 1 (PS1), as well as proper motions from Gaia DR2, to select 25,156 white dwarf candidates over $\sim$4500 deg$^2$ using a reduced proper motion diagram. We develop a new white dwarf population… Expand
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