FAR-Ultralviolet Spectrophotometry of two do White Dwarfs from Voyager

E. Poulin, F. Wesemael, J.B. Holberg, G. Fontaine
1989 International Astronomical Union Colloquium  
While the observed number of hot, helium-rich degenerates is noticeably larger than that of their hydrogen-rich counterparts, the calibration of their effective temperatures has been comparatively much less trustworthy. The spectroscopic classification scheme introduced three years ago by Wesemael, Green, and Liebert (1985, hereafter WGL), and the crude temperature domains associated with each class remain, to this date, the only comprehensive effort at defining a temperature scale for DO
more » ... The current uncertainty in this is perhaps best epitomized by two objects, HD149499B and PG1034+001. The former belongs to a binary system which also contains a KO V primary, 2" away. The temperature determined for the degenerate secondary ranges from 85,000±15,000 K (Wray, Parsons, and Henize 1979) to 55,000±5000 K (Sion, Guinan, and Wesemael 1982, hereafter SGW). PG1034+001, on the other hand, is the prototype of the so-called hot DO spectroscopic class; WGL assign an uncertain temperature of 80,000±20,000 K to this object.
doi:10.1017/s0252921100099462 fatcat:tqpct5rkvbet3clk6jm7t5z35q