0942 . 7 − 7726 AB : an isolated pre - main - sequence wide binary

Abstract

We report the discovery of two young M-dwarfs, RX J0942.7−7726 (M1) and 2MASS J09424157−7727130 (M4.5), that were found only 42 arcsec apart in a survey for pre-main-sequence stars surrounding the open cluster ηChamaeleontis. Both stars have congruent proper motions and near-infrared photometry. Medium-resolution spectroscopy reveals that they are coeval… (More)

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