Brown Dwarf Companions to G - type Stars . I : Gliese 417

Abstract

We present astrometric and spectroscopic observations confirming that two nearby G dwarf systems (Gliese 417 = BD+362162 and Gliese 584AB = η CrB AB) have a widely separated, L dwarf, substellar companion. Using age estimates of the G dwarf primaries, we estimate masses for these L dwarfs from theoretical evolutionary tracks. For the L4.5 dwarf Gl 417B we estimate an age of 0.08-0.3 Gyr and a mass Portions of the data presented herein were obtained at the W.M. Keck Observatory which is operated as a scientific partnership among the California Institute of Technology, the University of California, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The Observatory was made possible by the generous financial support of the W.M. Keck Foundation.

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@inproceedings{Liebert2016BrownDC, title={Brown Dwarf Companions to G - type Stars . I : Gliese 417}, author={James Liebert and A J Burgasser}, year={2016} }