Beyond the t dwarfs: theoretical spectra, colors, and detectability of the coolest brown dwarfs

  title={Beyond the t dwarfs: theoretical spectra, colors, and detectability of the coolest brown dwarfs},
  author={Adam Burrows and David L. Sudarsky and Jonathan I. Lunine},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
We explore the spectral and atmospheric properties of brown dwarfs cooler than the latest known T dwarfs. Our focus is on the yet-to-be-discovered free-floating brown dwarfs in the Teff range from ~800 to ~130 K and with masses from 25 to 1 MJ. This study is in anticipation of the new characterization capabilities enabled by the launch of the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF) and the eventual launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). In addition, it is in support of the… 
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