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Paper: White Dwarfs in ω Centauri: Preliminary Evidence
Volume: 334, 14th European Workshop on White Dwarfs
Page: 55
Authors: Bono, G.; Monelli, M.; Stetson, P.B.; Prada Moroni, P.G.; Buonanno, R.; Calamida, A.; Ferraro, I.; Iannicola, G.; Corsi, C.E.; Pulone, L.
Abstract: We present accurate and deep multiband B,R,Hα data for the globular cluster ω Cen collected with the Advanced Camera for Surveys on HST. The photometric catalogue includes more than one million stars. By adopting severe selection criteria we identified more than 600 bona fide White Dwarfs (WDs). Empirical evidence suggests that a small sample of WDs are Hα-bright. The comparison between WD isochrones and observations shows a reasonable agreement at fainter magnitudes and a mismatch at the brighter ones.

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