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White dwarfs in the ALHAMBRA survey

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Documents

  • Silvia Catalan
  • J Isern
  • E Garcia-Berro
  • S Torres
  • ALHAMBRA Team
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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcs of 14th European Workshop on White Dwarfs
EditorsD Koester, S Moehler
Place of PublicationSAN FRANCISCO
PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific
Pages147-150
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)1-58381-197-4
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event14th European Workshop on White Dwarfs - Kiel
Duration: 19 Jun 200423 Jul 2004

Publication series

NameASP Conf Series
PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific
Volume334

Conference

Conference14th European Workshop on White Dwarfs
CityKiel
Period19/06/0423/07/04

Abstract

A new high visual depth survey is presented. New cool white dwarfs will eventually be discovered, which will undoubtely increase the statistical significance of the white dwarf luminosity function. Moreover, by increasing the sample of known white dwarfs, we will be able to determine which ones are members of a binary system and which of those binary systems are detached and composed by a main sequence star and a white dwarf. Hence, comparison of their corresponding ages will provide tight constraints on the evolutionary models.

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