Hoard, D. W. and Debes, J. H. and Wachter, S. and Leisawitz, D. T. and Cohen, M. (2010) The WISE InfraRed Excesses around Degenerates (WIRED) Survey. In: 17th European White Dwarf Workshop. AIP Conference Proceedings (1273). American Institute of Physics , Melville, NY, pp. 170-173. ISBN 978-0-7354-0823-4 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20110328-113506234
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The Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) is a NASA medium class Explorer mission that performed an all sky survey in four infrared bands. We present an overview of the WISE InfraRed Excesses around Degenerates (WIRED) Survey, which has the goals of characterizing white dwarf stars in the WISE bands, confirming objects known to have infrared excess from past observations, and revealing new examples of white dwarfs with infrared excess that can be attributed to unresolved companions or debris disks. We obtained preliminary WISE detections (S/N > 2) in at least one band of 405 white dwarfs from the 9316 unique possible targets in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 4 Catalog of Spectroscopically Identified White Dwarfs (not all potential targets were available in the sky coverage used here). A companion paper in this volume discusses specific results from our target detections.
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|Additional Information:||© 2010 American Institute of Physics. Issue Date: 23 November 2010. This work is based on data from: WISE, which is a joint project of the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology (Caltech), funded by NASA; the UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey (UKIDSS); the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS), a joint project of the University of Massachusetts and the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC)/Caltech, funded by NASA and the NSF; and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). Funding for the SDSS and SDSS-II was provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Participating Institutions, the NSF, the U. S. Dept. of Energy, NASA, the Japanese Monbukagakusho, the Max Planck Society, and the Higher Education Funding Council for England. We used the SIMBAD database, operated at CDS, Strasbourg, France, and the NASA/IPAC Infrared Science Archive, operated by JPL, Caltech, under a contract with NASA.|
|Subject Keywords:||sky surveys, white dwarfs, astronomical telescopes, photometry|
|Classification Code:||PACS: 95.80.+p; 97.20.Rp; 95.55.-n; 95.55.Qf|
|Official Citation:||The WISE InfraRed Excesses around Degenerates (WIRED) Survey D. W. Hoard, J. H. Debes, S. Wachter, D. T. Leisawitz, and M. Cohen, AIP Conf. Proc. 1273, 170 (2010), DOI:10.1063/1.3527797|
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|Deposited By:||Tony Diaz|
|Deposited On:||24 Jun 2011 20:26|
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