Search for free-floating planetary-mass objects in the Pleiades

@article{Osorio2014SearchFF,
  title={Search for free-floating planetary-mass objects in the Pleiades},
  author={M. Osorio and M. Ortiz and G. Bihain and C. Bailer-Jones and R. Rebolo and T. Henning and S. Boudreault and V. B{\'e}jar and B. Goldman and R. Mundt and J. A. Caballero},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2014},
  volume={568}
}
  • M. Osorio, M. Ortiz, +8 authors J. A. Caballero
  • Published 2014
  • Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Aims. We aim at identifying the least massive population of the solar metallicity, young (120 Myr), nearby (133.5 pc) Pleiades star cluster with the ultimate goal of understanding the physical properties of intermediate-age, free-floating, low-mass brown dwarfs and giant planetary-mass objects, and deriving the cluster substellar mass function across the deuterium-burning mass limit at ≈0.012 M� . Methods. We performed a deep photometric and astrometric J -a ndH-band survey covering an area of… CONTINUE READING
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