Testing the stationarity of white dwarf light-curves

L. Molnr, Z. Kollth, E. Plachy, M. Paparó

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Long period white dwarfs show changes in their frequency spectra from one observing season to another, i.e. their light-curves cannot be considered as stationary multiperiodic variations on long timescales. However, due to the complex frequency spectra of these stars and the narrow frequency spacing, it is still unknown, what the shortest time scale is, where real physical modulation exists. We present tests on artificial data, resembling the observations, using time-frequency distributions (TFDs), Fourier-analysis and the analytical signal method.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012080
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2009

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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