Cataclysmic variables from the sloan digital sky survey. VIII. the final year (2007-2008)

Paula Szkody, Scott F. Anderson, Keira Brooks, Boris T. Gänsicke, Martin Kronberg, Thomas Riecken, Nicholas P. Ross, Gary D. Schmidt, Donald P. Schneider, Marcel A. Agüeros, Ada N. Gomez-Moran, Gillian R. Knapp, Matthias R. Schreiber, Axel D. Schwope

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This paper completes the series of cataclysmic variables (CVs) identified from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) I/II. The coordinates, magnitudes, and spectra of 33 CVs are presented. Among the 33 are eight systems known prior to SDSS (CT Ser, DO Leo, HK Leo, IR Com, V849 Her, V405 Peg, PG1230+226, and HS0943+1404), as well as nine objects recently found through various photometric surveys. Among the systems identified since the SDSS are two polar candidates, two intermediate polar candidates, and one candidate for containing a pulsating white dwarf. Our follow-up data have confirmed a polar candidate from Paper VII and determined tentative periods for three of the newly identified CVs. A complete summary table of the 285 CVs with spectra from SDSS I/II is presented as well as a link to an online table of all known CVs from both photometry and spectroscopy that will continue to be updated as future data appear.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number181
JournalAstronomical Journal
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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