KIC 4552982: outbursts and pulsations in the longest-ever pseudo-continuous light curve of a ZZ Ceti
1 Department of Astronomy, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
2 Department of Physics, The University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
3 Penn State Worthington Scranton, Dunmore, PA 18512, USA
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Published online: 23 September 2015
KIC 4552982 was the first ZZ Ceti (hydrogen-atmosphere pulsating white dwarf) identified to lie in the Kepler field, resulting in the longest pseudo-continuous light curve ever obtained for this type of variable star. In addition to the pulsations, this light curve exhibits stochastic episodes of brightness enhancement unlike any previously studied white dwarf phenomenon. We briefly highlight the basic outburst and pulsation properties in these proceedings.
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