AAS 203rd Meeting, January 2004
Session 54 White Dwarf Stars
Poster, Tuesday, January 6, 2004, 9:20am-6:30pm, Grand Hall

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[54.06] 2MASS Photometry of the Hot DA White Dwarf Stars in the Palomar Green Survey

J. B. Holberg, K. Magargal (Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona)

The Palomar Green (PG) Survey is a complete, magnitude limited survey of UV excess objects that continues to provide well-defined sample populations for many types of objects, in particular hot white dwarf stars. The 2MASS All-Sky Survey limiting JHK magnitudes are reasonably well matched to the B magnitude limits of the PG survey. The 2MASS survey, therefore, constitutes an excellent source of uniform, high-quality of photometry, that can be used in conjunction with the PG Survey. The 2MASS Point Source Catalog in the All-Sky Data Release was searched for over 340 hot DA white dwarfs in the PG sample. The resulting JHK colors and apparent magnitudes are used to determine photometric distances for these stars and to place limits on the existence of possible cool binary companions. This publication makes use of data products from the Two Micron All Sky Survey, which is a joint project of the University of Massachusetts and the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center/California Institute of Technology, funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Science Foundation.

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