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2010A&A...516L...7K - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 516, L7-7 (2010/6-2)

The double degenerate system NLTT 11748.


Abstract (from CDS):

We show that the extremely low-mass white dwarf NLTT 11748 (0.17M) is in a close binary with a fainter companion. We obtained a series of radial velocity measurements of the low-mass white dwarf using the Hα core and determined an orbital period of 5.64h. The velocity semi-amplitude (K=274.8km/s) and orbital period imply that it is a degenerate star, and that the minimum mass for the companion is 0.75M (assuming a mass of 0.167M for the primary). Our analysis of Balmer line profiles shows that a 0.75M white dwarf companion does not contribute more than 2% or 5% of the flux (V-band) for helium- or hydrogen-rich surfaces, respectively. The kinematics of the system suggest that it belongs to the Galactic halo.

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Journal keyword(s): binaries: close - stars: individual: NLTT 11748 - white dwarfs

Simbad objects: 18

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