Brown dwarfs in the Pleiades cluster: Clues to the substellar mass function ,

  title={Brown dwarfs in the Pleiades cluster: Clues to the substellar mass function ,},
  author={Estelle Moraux and J'erome Bouvier and John R. Stauffer and J-C. Cuillandre Laog and Grenoble and France. and Caltech and Pasadena and Cfht and Hawaii},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
We present the results of a 6.4 square degrees imaging survey of the Pleiades cluster in the I and Z-bands. The survey extends up to 3 degrees from the cluster center and is 90% complete down to I � 22. It covers a mass range from 0.03 Mto 0.48 Mand yields 40 brown dwarf candidates (BDCs) of which 29 are new. The spatial distribution of BDCs is fitted by a King profile in order to estimate the cluster substellar core radius. The Pleiades mass function is then derived accross the stellar… Expand
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