Geier, S, Kupfer, T, Heber, U, Schaffenroth, V, Barlow, BN, Ostensen, RH, O'Toole, SJ, Ziegerer, E, Heuser, C, Maxted, PFL ORCID:, Gaensicke, BT, Marsh, TR, Napiwotzki, R, Bruenner, P, Schindewolf, M and Niederhofer, F (2015) The catalogue of radial velocity variable hot subluminous stars from the MUCHFUSS project. ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS, 577.

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The project Massive Unseen Companions to Hot Faint Underluminous Stars from SDSS (MUCHFUSS) aims to find sdBs with compact companions such as massive white dwarfs, neutron stars, or black holes. Here we provide classifications, atmospheric parameters, and a complete radial velocity (RV) catalogue containing 1914 single measurements for a sample of 177 hot subluminous stars discovered based on SDSS DR7; 110 stars show significant RV variability, while 67 qualify as candidates. We constrain the fraction of close massive compact companions of hydrogen-rich hot subdwarfs in our sample to be smaller than ~1.3%, which is already close to the theoretical predictions. However, the sample might still contain such binaries with longer periods exceeding ~8 d. We detect a mismatch between the ΔRVmax-distribution of the sdB and the more evolved sdOB and sdO stars, which challenges our understanding of their evolutionary connection. Furthermore, irregular RV variations of unknown origin with amplitudes of up to ~180 km s-1 on timescales of years, days, and even hours have been detected in some He-sdO stars. They might be connected to irregular photometric variations in some cases.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: binaries: spectroscopic, subdwarfs, stars: horizontal-branch, stars: atmospheres
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Physical and Geographical Sciences
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2015 12:21
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2019 13:46

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