We present optical spectra of 144 white dwarfs detected in the Montreal-Cambridge-Tololo colorimetric survey, including 120 DA, 12 DB, 4 DO, 1 DQ, and 7 DC stars. We also perform a model atmosphere analysis of all objects in our sample using the so-called spectroscopic technique, or the photometric technique in the case of DC white dwarfs. The main objective of this paper is to contribute to the ongoing effort of confirming spectroscopically all white dwarf candidates in the Gaia survey, in particular in the southern hemisphere. All our spectra are made available in the Montreal White Dwarf Database.
The Astronomical Journal
- Pub Date:
- November 2021
- White dwarf stars;
- Fundamental parameters of stars;
- Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics
- Accepted for publication in The Astronomical Journal, 43 pages, 2 tables, 13 figures