Two Additions to the New Class of Low Accretion-rate Magnetic Binaries


Two new magnetic white dwarf accretion binaries with extremely low mass-transfer rates have been discovered in the course of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. Measured magnetic fields are 42 MG and 57 MG, and one system orbits with a period of just 82 min. The new systems therefore significantly expand the range in properties exhibited by the small class. The… (More)


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