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Paper: Cool White Dwarfs Selection with Pan-STARRS Proper Motions
Volume: 493, 19th European Workshop on White Dwarfs
Page: 347
Authors: Lam, M. C.; Hambly, N. C.
Abstract: The use of Reduced Proper Motion in identifying isolated white dwarfs has long been used as a proxy for the absolute magnitude in a population with known kinematics. This, however, introduces a proper motion detection limit on top of the existing photometric limit. How the survey volume is hampered by this extra parameter is discussed in Hambly et al (2012). In this work, we discuss some robust outlier rejection methods in order to minimise the proper motion limit and hence maximise the survey volume. The generalised volume, corrected for the distance of the Sun from the Galactic Plane, is integrated explicitly.
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