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Paper: Strange New Magnetics from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
Volume: 315, Magnetic Cataclysmic Variables (IAU Colloquium 190)
Page: 33
Authors: Szkody, P.
Abstract: The first two years of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey have discovered over 50 new cataclysmic variables, of which four are confirmed Polars, two others are likely candidates and several others are good candidates for Intermediate Polars or SW Sex stars. Several systems have unusual characteristics, including large amplitude, narrow cyclotron humps indicating a very low temperature shock on a cool white dwarf, or very deep eclipses. Although SDSS is finding a variety of systems, it is ideal for picking up the low mass transfer rate magnetic systems missed in X-ray surveys and in past optical surveys with brighter limits. Thus, it is providing us with a clearer picture of the range of conditions existing in magnetics CVs.
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