The Astronomical Journal
Department of Physics and Astronomy
We report follow-up studies of 35 recently discovered cataclysmic variables (CVs), 32 of which were found in large, automated synoptic sky surveys. The objects were selected for observational tractability. For 34 of the objects, we present mean spectra and spectroscopic orbital periods, and for one more we give an eclipse-based period. Thirty-two of the period determinations are new, and three of these refine published estimates based on superhump periods. The remaining three of our determinations confirm previously published periods. Twenty of the stars are confirmed or suspected dwarf novae with periods shorter than 3 hr, but we also find three apparent polars (AM Her stars) and six systems with . Five of these systems have secondary stars visible in their spectra, from which we estimate distances when possible. The orbital period distribution of this sample is very similar to that of previously discovered CVs.
Dartmouth Digital Commons Citation
Thorstensen, John R.; Alper, Erek H.; and Weil, Kathryn E., "A Trip to the Cataclysmic Binary Zoo: Detailed Follow-Up of 35 Recently Discovered Systems" (2016). Dartmouth Scholarship. 2078.