Observations Of The Variable Carbon-atmosphere White Dwarf SDSS J1426+5752
American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts
We present observations of the recently-discovered variable carbon-atmosphere white dwarf SDSS J1426+5752. This star is likely to be a prototype for a new class of pulsating white dwarf, although some circumstantial evidence has hinted that this star could be a carbon analog of AM CVn systems. We present newly-obtained observations of this variable and discuss their implications in relation to the exact nature of the star and its potential relevance to the end stages of stellar evolution.
Physics and Astronomy
Williams, Kurtis A.; Montgomery, M. H.; Winget, D. E.; and Dufour, P., "Observations Of The Variable Carbon-atmosphere White Dwarf SDSS J1426+5752" (2008). Faculty Publications. 145.