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Selection Functions in Astronomical Data Modeling, with the Space Density of White Dwarfs as a Worked Example

  • Authors: Hans-Walter Rix, David W. Hogg, Douglas Boubert, Anthony G. A. Brown, Andrew Casey, Ronald Drimmel, Andrew Everall, Morgan Fouesneau, and Adrian M. Price-Whelan

2021 The Astronomical Journal 162 142.

  • Provider: AAS Journals

Caption: Figure 5.

Face-value distribution of the WD sample members in the ﹩{N}_{{ \mathcal C }}({M}_{G},(B-R))﹩ plane, after all the selection function cuts summarized in Equation (8) have been applied. The units of this distribution are the number of objects/mag2.

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