The Whole Earth Telescope (WET) is an informal collaboration of astronomers at observatories around the world who cooperate to produce nearly continuous time-series photometry of white dwarfs and similar targets for up to 14 days at a time (see Figure A.1). This instrument has been operating since 1988, and is currently run from headquarters at Iowa State University.
During my time as a graduate student, I have participated in four organized campaigns to observe white dwarfs with the WET. Each campaign is referred to as XCOV (for extended coverage) followed by a number. XCOV 1 took place in March 1988. In every case but one, I was stationed at the 2.1-meter telescope at McDonald Observatory in west Texas. For XCOV 17, I used the 1.5-meter telescope at Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory. For the electronic edition of my dissertation, I have archived all of the raw observations that I obtained for each of these campaigns.
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