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Paper: Finding Compact Hot Subdwarf Binaries in the Galactic Disc
Volume: 481, 6th Meeting on Hot Subdwarf Stars and Related Objects
Page: 293
Authors: Kupfer, T.; Geier, S.; McLeod, A.; Groot, P.; Verbeek, K.; Schaffenroth, V.; Heber, U.; Heuser, C.; Ziegerer, E.; Østensen, R.; Nemeth, P.; Dhillon, V.; Butterley, T.; Littlefair, S.; Wilson, R.; Telting, J.; Shporer, A.; Fulton, B.
Abstract: We started a new project which aims to find compact hot subdwarf binaries at low Galactic latitudes. Targets are selected from several photometric surveys and a spectroscopic follow-up campaign to find radial velocity variations on timescales as short as tens of minutes has been started. Once radial variations are detected phase-resolved spectroscopy is obtained to measure the radial velocity curve and the mass function of the system. The observing strategy is described and the discovery of two short period hot subdwarf binaries is presented. UVEX J032855.25+503529.8 contains a hot subdwarf B star (sdB) orbited by a cool M-dwarf in a P=0.11017 days orbit. The lightcurve shows a strong reflection effect but no eclipses are visible. HS 1741+2133 is a short period (P=0.20 days) sdB most likely with a white dwarf (WD) companion.
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