AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
Session 165 Science with Small Telescopes from SMARTS
Special Session, Thursday, January 13, 2005, 2:00-3:30pm, California

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[165.08] High Speed Photometry with SMARTS Telescopes

J. L. Provencal (Mt. Cuba Observatory), H. L. Shipman (University of Delaware), D. Childers (Delaware County Community College)

Asteroseismology of pulsating white dwarfs provides constraints on our models of white dwarf interiors. This information in turn influences our understanding of stellar evolution, galactic formation, and the history of normal matter in our universe. Small to medium telescopes provide the best hope for long term monitoring of pulsating white dwarfs. The University of Delaware is celebrating its first year as a member of the SMARTS Consortium. We present here the techniques and results of high speed photometry of pulsating white dwarfs with the 0.9 m telescope.

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