DISCOVERY OF AN UNUSUALLY BLUE L DWARF WITHIN 10 pc OF THE SUN

@article{Schmidt2010DISCOVERYOA,
  title={DISCOVERY OF AN UNUSUALLY BLUE L DWARF WITHIN 10 pc OF THE SUN},
  author={Sarah J. Schmidt and Andrew A. West and Adam J. Burgasser and J. J. Bochanski and Suzanne L. Hawley},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={139},
  pages={1045-1050}
}
We report the discovery of an unusually blue L5 dwarf within 10 pc of the Sun from a search of Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) spectra. A spectrophotometric distance estimate of 8.0 ± 1.6 pc places SDSS J141624.08+134826.7 among the six closest known L dwarfs. SDSS 1416+13 was overlooked in infrared color-based searches because of its unusually blue J – K S color, which also identifies it as the nearest member of the blue L dwarf subclass. We present additional infrared and optical spectroscopy… 

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