Revealing the Vertical Cloud Structure of a Young Low-mass Brown Dwarf, an Analog to the β-Pictoris b Directly Imaged Exoplanet, through Keck I/MOSFIRE Spectrophotometric Variability

@article{Manjavacas2021RevealingTV,
  title={Revealing the Vertical Cloud Structure of a Young Low-mass Brown Dwarf, an Analog to the $\beta$-Pictoris b Directly Imaged Exoplanet, through Keck I/MOSFIRE Spectrophotometric Variability},
  author={Elena Manjavacas and Theodora Karalidi and Johanna M. Vos and Beth A. Biller and Ben W. P. Lew},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2021},
  volume={162}
}
Young brown dwarfs are analogs to giant exoplanets, as they share effective temperatures, near-infrared colors, and surface gravities. Thus, the detailed characterization of young brown dwarfs might shed light on the study of giant exoplanets that we are currently unable to observe with a sufficient signal-to-noise to allow a precise characterization of their atmospheres. 2MASS J22081363+2921215 is a young L3 brown dwarf, and a member of the β-Pictoris young moving group (23 ± 3 Myr), which… 

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