INDICATIONS OF WATER CLOUDS IN THE COLDEST KNOWN BROWN DWARF

@article{Faherty2014INDICATIONSOW,
  title={INDICATIONS OF WATER CLOUDS IN THE COLDEST KNOWN BROWN DWARF},
  author={Jacqueline K. Faherty and C. G. Tinney and Andrew J. I. Skemer and Andrew John Monson},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={793}
}
  • Jacqueline K. Faherty, C. G. Tinney, +1 author Andrew John Monson
  • Published 2014
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • We present a deep near-infrared image of the newly discovered brown dwarf WISE J085510.83-071442.5 (W0855) using the FourStar imager at Las Campanas Observatory. Our detection of J3 = 24.8 (J MKO = 25.0) at 2.6σ—or equivalently an upper limit of J3 > 23.8 (J MKO > 24.0) at 5σ makes W0855 the reddest brown dwarf ever categorized (J MKO – W2 = 10.984 at 2.6σ—or equivalently an upper limit of J MKO – W2 > 9.984 at 5σ) and refines its position on color-magnitude diagrams. Comparing the new… CONTINUE READING

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