Volume 395, Number 3, December I 2002
|Page(s)||L47 - L50|
|Published online||18 November 2002|
Letter to the Editor
Discovery of two new faint cataclysmic variables*
Astrophysics Group, Planetary Science Institute, 620 N. 6th Ave., Tucson, AZ 85705, USA
2 ESO, Alonso de Cordova 3017, Casilla 19001, Vitacura, Santiago, Chile
3 Computational Astrophysics, Department of Computing, University of Central Lancashire, Preston PR1 2HE
Accepted: 19 October 2002
We report on the discovery of two new faint cataclysmic variables. The objects were selected as candidates from two different imaging surveys aimed at the discovery of such faint systems. One survey used color and variability while the other used color and Hα emission as selection criteria. We present our spectra of the two new variables and discuss their properties. A discussion of the implication of these discoveries on the space density of faint cataclysmic variables is presented.
Key words: stars: novae, cataclysmic variables
© ESO, 2002
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