AAS 201st Meeting, January, 2003
Session 119. White Dwarfs
Poster, Thursday, January 9, 2003, 9:20am-4:00pm, Exhibit Hall AB

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[119.07] High Speed Photometry of Pulsating White Dwarfs With A Small Telescope

J. L. Provencal, H.L. Shipman (University of Delaware)

We present high speed photometry of the pulsating white dwarf GD358 and the sdO PG1605. Our observations were taken at Mt. Cuba Observatory using a 0.6m telescope equipped with an Ap7p CCD. Mt. Cuba Observatory is located outside of Wilmington, DE at the altitude of 90 m. We find that, using off-the-shelf hardware and commercially available software, we acquire high signal/noise observations of these relatively faint stars. Small telescopes can still make a useful contribution to the study of faint pulsating white dwarfs.

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