Observational population studies of cataclysmic variables - The golden era of surveys
UNSPECIFIED (2005) Observational population studies of cataclysmic variables - The golden era of surveys. In: Conference on Astrophysics of Cataclysmic Variables and Related Objects, Strasbourg, FRANCE, JUL 11-16, 2004. Published in: Astrophysics of Cataclysmic Variables and Related Objects, 330 pp. 3-16.Full text not available from this repository.
We review the properties of the currently known CV population from an accountants point of view. In particular, it is examined to what extent different selection mechanisms (variability, X-ray emission, colours, spectroscopic properties) affect the observed CV orbital period distribution. Large-scale surveys provide homogeneously selected CV samples, for which observational biases can in principle be modelled. Such samples will eventually provide the essential observational input for an improved understanding of CV evolution, and we highlight the impact of several completed and on-going surveys.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QB Astronomy|
|Series Name:||ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF THE PACIFIC CONFERENCE SERIES|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Astrophysics of Cataclysmic Variables and Related Objects|
|Publisher:||ASTRONOMICAL SOC PACIFIC|
|Editor:||Hameury, JM and Lasota, JP|
|Number of Pages:||14|
|Page Range:||pp. 3-16|
|Title of Event:||Conference on Astrophysics of Cataclysmic Variables and Related Objects|
|Location of Event:||Strasbourg, FRANCE|
|Date(s) of Event:||JUL 11-16, 2004|
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