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Paper: The SDSS White-Dwarf-M-Star Library
Volume: 447, Evolution of Compact Binaries
Page: 177
Authors: Heller, R.; Schwope, A. D.; Østensen, R. H.
Abstract: The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), originally targeted at quasi-stellar objects, has provided us with a wealth of astronomical byproducts through the last decade. Since then, the number of white dwarfs (WDs) with physically bound main-sequence star companions (mostly dM stars) has increased radically, allowing for fundamentally new insights into stellar physics. Different methods for the retrieval and follow-up analysis of SDSS WD-dM binaries have been applied in the literature, leading to a rising number of WD-dM catalogues. Here we present a detailed literature search, coupled with our own hunting for SDSS WD-dMs by colour selection, the outcome being named the SDSS White Dwarf - M star library. We also explain improvements of our automated spectral analysis method.
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