The unseen companion of HD114762: a probable brown dwarf

  title={The unseen companion of HD114762: a probable brown dwarf},
  author={David W. Latham and Tsevi Mazeh and Robert P. Stefanik and Michel Mayor and Gilbert Burki},
BROWN dwarfs are substellar objects with too little mass to ignite hydrogen in their cores. Despite considerable effort to detect brown dwarfs astrometrically1–4, photometrically4–9, and spectroscopi-cally10–12, only a few good candidates have been discovered. Here we present spectroscopic evidence for a probable brown-dwarf companion to the solar-type star HD114762. This star undergoes periodic variations in radial velocity which we attribute to orbital motion resulting from the presence of an… 
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  • F. Kiefer
  • Physics, Geology
    Astronomy & Astrophysics
  • 2019
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