PI: Sebastien Lepine, American Museum of Natural History, email@example.com
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CoI: Michael M. Shara, American Museum of Natural History
Title: Identification of candidate very cool, old white dwarfs at low galactic latitudes
Abstract: We are performing a survey a high proper motion stars at low galactic latitudes, in which we have identified >130 new stars with proper motion (mu)>0.5 arcsec yr^-1. These include a set of 21 relatively faint (R>18) stars, several of which we suspect to be very cool white dwarfs similar to those identified by Oppenheimer \it et al. (2001), and which are claimed to be evidence for a population of primordial white dwarfs in the halo. We propose to obtain spectra from 16 candidate old white dwarfs, and determine whether or not they can also be associated with a population of halo white dwarfs.
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