August 11-15, 2014


Hydrogen-deficient white dwarfs in the SDSS DR 10

Nicole Reindl (University of Tübingen)

T. Rauch (University of Tübingen), K. Werner (University of Tübingen), S. O. Kepler (UFRGS - Brasil), B. Gänsicke (University of Warwick) & N.P. Gentile-Fusillo (University of Warwick)

We report on the identification of a large number of hot, hydrogen-deficient white dwarfs in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 10. We present the results of a NLTE spectral analysis and review the formation channels for these objects. We also present preliminary results of the study of their Galactic distribution.

Mode of presentation: oral