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Dust in white dwarfs and cataclysmic variables (An observational perspective)

Hoard, D. W. (2012) Dust in white dwarfs and cataclysmic variables (An observational perspective). Memorie Della Società Astronomica Italiana, 83 (2). pp. 490-497. ISSN 0037-8720.

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Recent infrared observations, particularly from the Spitzer Space Telescope, of white dwarfs, cataclysmic variables and other interacting compact binaries, have revealed the presence of dust in many systems. I review the discovery, properties, and implications of dust around white dwarfs and cataclysmic variables.

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Additional Information:© 2012 SAIt. I want to acknowledge and thank my many collaborators on the various projects summarized herein, especially (but not exclusively!) John Debes, Steve Howell, Knox Long, Paula Szkody, and Stefanie Wachter. This work is based in part on observations made with the Spitzer Space Telescope, which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with NASA. Support for this work was provided by NASA through an award issued by JPL/Caltech. This work utilizes data products from the Two Micron All Sky Survey, a joint project of the University of Massachusetts and the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center/Caltech, funded by NASA and the NSF, and was facilitated by the SIMBAD database, operated at CDS, Strasbourg, France, and NASA’s Astrophysics Data System.
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Subject Keywords:binaries: close – Stars: dwarf novae – novae, cataclysmic variables – dust, extinction – Infrared: stars
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