THE SOLAR NEIGHBORHOOD. XXXVII. THE MASS–LUMINOSITY RELATION FOR MAIN-SEQUENCE M DWARFS

@article{Benedict2016THESN,
  title={THE SOLAR NEIGHBORHOOD. XXXVII. THE MASS–LUMINOSITY RELATION FOR MAIN-SEQUENCE M DWARFS},
  author={G. Fritz Benedict and Todd J. Henry and Otto G. Franz and Barbara E. Mcarthur and Lawrence H. Wasserman and W. C. Jao and Phillip A. Cargile and Serge B. Dieterich and Arthur J. Bradley and Edmund P. Nelan and Arthur L. Whipple},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={152}
}
We present a mass–luminosity relation (MLR) for red dwarfs spanning a range of masses from 0.62 to the end of the stellar main sequence at 0.08 . The relation is based on 47 stars for which dynamical masses have been determined, primarily using astrometric data from Fine Guidance Sensors (FGS) 3 and 1r, white-light interferometers on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), and radial velocity data from McDonald Observatory. For our HST/FGS sample of 15 binaries, component mass errors range from 0.4… 
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