Meeting the Cool Neighbors. V. A 2MASS-Selected Sample of Ultracool Dwarfs

@article{Cruz2003MeetingTC,
  title={Meeting the Cool Neighbors. V. A 2MASS-Selected Sample of Ultracool Dwarfs},
  author={Kelle L. Cruz and I. Neill Reid and James William Liebert and J. Davy Kirkpatrick and Patrick J. Lowrance},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={126},
  pages={2421 - 2448}
}
We present the initial results of our effort to create a statistically robust, volume-limited sample of ultracool dwarfs from the Two Micron All Sky Survey Second Incremental Data Release. We are engaged in a multifaceted search for nearby late-type objects, and this is the first installment of our search using purely photometric selection. The goal of this work is a determination of the low-mass star and brown dwarf luminosity function in the infrared. Here we outline the construction of the… 

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