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Searching for Low-Mass Stars and Brown Dwarfs with 2MASS

  • J. Davy Kirkpatrick
  • Michael F. Skrutskie
  • James Liebert
  • Kevin Luhman
  • Matt Fisher
  • Roc Cutri
  • Charles Beichman
  • Carol Lonsdale
  • Neill Reid
  • Dave Monet
  • Conard Dahn
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 230)

Abstract

We have begun to look for low-mass stars and brown dwarfs using data from the 2MASS Prototype Cameras. Reported here are some very early, yet very encouraging, results which demonstrate the ease with which 2MASS will uncover missing, very cool members of the solar neighborhood.

Keywords

Proper Motion Vanadium Oxide Solar Neighborhood Carbon Star Optical Counterpart 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Davy Kirkpatrick
    • 1
  • Michael F. Skrutskie
    • 2
  • James Liebert
    • 3
  • Kevin Luhman
    • 3
  • Matt Fisher
    • 3
  • Roc Cutri
    • 4
  • Charles Beichman
    • 4
  • Carol Lonsdale
    • 4
  • Neill Reid
    • 5
  • Dave Monet
    • 6
  • Conard Dahn
    • 6
  1. 1.Infrared Processing and Analysis CenterCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA
  2. 2.Five College Astronomy Department, Dept. of Physics and AstronomyUniv. of MassachusettsAmherstUSA
  3. 3.Steward ObservatoryUniv. of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  4. 4.Infrared Processing and Analysis CenterCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA
  5. 5.California Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA
  6. 6.U.S. Naval ObservatoryFlagstaffUSA

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