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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 7.

Estimate of Φ0(MG, (BR)), the WD luminosity–color function (LCF), derived from Equation (14) for the particular sample selection function choices listed within the figure. Note that Φ0(MG, (BR)) has units of [mag−2 pc−3].

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