Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 458, 3808-3819 (2016/June-1)
The SDSS spectroscopic catalogue of white dwarf-main-sequence binaries: new identifications from DR 9-12.
REBASSA-MANSERGAS A., REN J.J., PARSONS S.G., GANSICKE B.T., SCHREIBER M.R., GARCIA-BERRO E., LIU X.-W. and KOESTER D.
Abstract (from CDS):
We present an updated version of the spectroscopic catalogue of white dwarf-main-sequence (WDMS) binaries from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). We identify 938 WDMS binaries within the data releases (DR) 9-12 of SDSS plus 40 objects from DR 1-8 that we missed in our previous works, 646 of which are new. The total number of spectroscopic SDSS WDMS binaries increases to 3294. This is by far the largest and most homogeneous sample of compact binaries currently available. We use a decomposition/fitting routine to derive the stellar parameters of all systems identified here (white dwarf effective temperatures, surface gravities and masses, and secondary star spectral types). The analysis of the corresponding stellar parameter distributions shows that the SDSS WDMS binary population is seriously affected by selection effects. We also measure the Na I λλ 8183.27, 8194.81 absorption doublet and H α emission radial velocities (RV) from all SDSS WDMS binary spectra identified in this work. 98 objects are found to display RV variations, 62 of which are new. The RV data are sufficient enough to estimate the orbital periods of three close binaries.