AAS 207th Meeting, 8-12 January 2006
Session 5 White Dwarfs: Properties and Companions
Poster, Monday, 9:20am-7:00pm, January 9, 2006, Exhibit Hall

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[5.03] The Delaware Asteroseismic Research Center

J.L. Provencal, H. Shipman (University of Delaware), Whole Earth Telescope Collaboration

We introduce the Delaware Asteroseismic Research Center (DARC). DARC is an international collaboration headquartered at Mt. Cuba Observatory (Greenville, DE) in cooperation with the University of Delaware. DARC focuses on the study of short period variables (periods ranging from tens to several thousand seconds) using the techniques of high speed differential photometry. The classes of objects exhibiting this range of periods include pulsating white dwarfs, sdB pulsators, \delta Scuti stars, roAp stars, and cataclysmic variables. DARC's science interests range from asteroseismology of white dwarfs, sdBs, and main sequence stars, to period stability, to probing the characteristics of convection through nonlinear interactions. We outline DARC's structure, scientific goals, and observing techniques. We discuss the problems and advantages of combining data from a range of telescopes and detectors. The Delaware Asteroseismic Research Center would like to acknowledge the support of the Crystal Trust Foundation.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: jlp@udel.edu

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