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CVs and millisecond pulsar progenitors in globular clustersThe recent discovery of a large population of millisecond pulsars in globular clusters, together with earlier studies of both low luminosity X-ray sources and LMXBs in globulars, suggest there should be significant numbers of CVs in globulars. Although they have been searched for without success in selected cluster X-ray source fields, systematic surveys are lacking and would constrain binary production and both stellar and dynamical evolution in globular clusters. We describe the beginnings of such a search, using narrow band H-alpha imaging, and the sensitivities it might achieve.
Document ID
19930064726
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Grindlay, J. E. (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Cool, A. M. (Harvard Observatory Cambridge, MA, United States)
Bailyn, C. D. (Yale Univ. New Haven, CT, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1991
Publication Information
Publication: In: The formation and evolution of star clusters (A93-48676 20-90)
Subject Category
ASTROPHYSICS
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAGW-624
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS8-30751
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