The Bottom of the Main Sequence — And Beyond

Proceedings of the ESO Workshop Held in Garching, Germany, 10–12 August 1994

  • Christopher G. Tinney
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Part of the ESO Astrophysics Symposia book series (ESO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Modelling Very Low-Mass Stars and Brown Dwarfs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. D. Saumon, A. Burrows, W. B. Hubbard
      Pages 3-12
    3. Francesca D’Antona
      Pages 13-23
    4. I. Baraffe, G. Chabrier
      Pages 24-27
    5. W. Stolzmann, T. Blöcker
      Pages 28-31
    6. France Allard, Peter H. Hauschildt
      Pages 32-44
    7. Takashi Tsuji, Keiichi Ohnaka, Wako Aoki
      Pages 45-49
  3. Surveys in the Field

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Hugh R. A. Jones, Mike R. S. Hawkins
      Pages 68-70
    3. Andrew D. Thackrah
      Pages 75-76
  4. Searches for Companions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Alessandra G. Gemmo
      Pages 88-92
    3. Ch. Leinert, A. Richichi, N. Weitzel, A. Glindemann, A. Eckart, L. E. Tacconi-Garman
      Pages 93-93
    4. Jean-Luc Beuzit, Jean-Marie Mariotti, Antoine Duquennoy, Andreas Eckart, Christian Perrier
      Pages 94-97
    5. J.-L. Monin, F. Ménard, N. Ageorges, A. Eckart
      Pages 109-112
    6. J. Allyn Smith, Terry D. Oswalt
      Pages 113-119
  5. Observables

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Michael S. Bessell
      Pages 123-131
    3. D. A. Shpil’kina, O. Yu. Malkov
      Pages 151-154
    4. O. Yu. Malkov, A. E. Piskunov, D. A. Shpil’kina
      Pages 155-158
    5. Rafael Rebolo, Antonio Magazzù, Eduardo L. Martín
      Pages 159-168
  6. Very Low-Mass Stars and Brown Dwarfs in Clusters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Fred C. Adams
      Pages 171-182
    3. N. C. Hambly, I. A. Steele, M. R. S. Hawkins, R. F. Jameson
      Pages 192-195
    4. F. Comerón, G. H. Rieke
      Pages 196-200
    5. T. von Hippel, G. Gilmore, D. H. P. Jones
      Pages 201-204
    6. María Rosa Zapatero Osorio, Rafael Rebolo, Eduardo L. Martín, Ramón J. García López
      Pages 205-208
    7. Mark McCaughrean, Hans Zinnecker, John Rayner, John Stauffer
      Pages 209-213
  7. Activity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. S. T. Hodgkin, I. A. Steele, R. F. Jameson
      Pages 228-232
  8. The Halo

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. C. C. Dahn, J. Liebert, H. C. Harris, H. H. Guetter
      Pages 239-248
    3. G. Chabrier, D. Méra, R. Schaeffer
      Pages 249-252
    4. Eduardo L. Martín, Rafael Rebolo, María Rosa Zapatero Osorio
      Pages 253-256
    5. Hans Zinnecker
      Pages 257-260
    6. M. Zoccali, G. Piotto, S. R. Zaggia, M. Capaccioli
      Pages 261-264

About these proceedings


This is a complete overview of the state of the art in the study of very-low-mass stars, particularly brown dwarfs. It covers observations as well as modelling techniques, especially addressing the current status of our theoretical understanding of these objects, and the relation of observed luminosity and mass functions to star formation. Besides the problems of clustering, surface activity, and current estimates of the mass density in low-mass stars, the reader will also learn how many bona fide brown dwarfs have been unambigously detected so far.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher G. Tinney
    • 1
  1. 1.Anglo-Australian ObservatoryEppingAustralia

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-22482-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-49217-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-2433
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-6143
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