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2000AJ....119..369R - Astron. J., 119, 369-377 (2000/January-0)

Four nearby L dwarfs.

REID I.N., KIRKPATRICK J.D., GIZIS J.E., DAHN C.C., MONET D.G., WILLIAMS R.J., LIEBERT J. and BURGASSER A.J.

Abstract (from CDS):

We present spectroscopic, photometric and astrometric observations of four bright L dwarfs identified in the course of the 2MASS near-infrared survey. Our spectroscopic data extend to wavelengths shortward of 5000 Å in the L0 dwarf 2MASS J0746+2000 and the L4 dwarf 2MASS J0036+1840, allowing the identification of absorption bands due to MgH and CaOH. The atomic resonance lines Ca I λ4227 and Na I λλ5890/5896 are extremely strong, with the latter having an equivalent width of 240 Å in the L4 dwarf. By spectral type L5, the D lines extend over ∼1000 Å and absorb a substantial fraction of the flux emitted in the V band, with a corresponding effect on the (V-I) broadband color. The K I resonance doublet at 7665/7699 Å increases in equivalent width from spectral type M3 to M7, but decreases in strength from M7 to L0 before broadening substantially at later types. These variations are likely driven by dust formation in these cool atmospheres.

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Journal keyword(s): Galaxy: Stellar Content - Stars: Low-Mass, Brown Dwarfs - Stars: Luminosity Function, Mass Function

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CDS comments: Fig. 2 : 2MASSW J1506544+131206 misprint for 2MASSW J1506544+132106

Simbad objects: 16

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