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Paper: The Spin-Up Rate of the White Dwarf in GK Per
Volume: 315, Magnetic Cataclysmic Variables (IAU Colloquium 190)
Page: 120
Authors: Mauche, C.W.
Abstract: We use hard X-ray light curves measured by the Chandra HETG and RXTE PCA during the late rise and plateau phases of the 2002 March—April outburst of the intermediate polar GK Per to determine that its X-ray pulse period P = 351.332 ± 0.002 s. Combined with previous X-ray and optical measurements of the spin period of the white dwarf, we find that its spin-up rate dP/dt = 0.00027 ± 0.00005 s yr-1.
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