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2001ApJ...555..368S - Astrophys. J., 555, 368-379 (2001/July-1)

Analysis of Keck HIRES spectra of early L-type dwarfs.


Abstract (from CDS):

We present analyses of high- and medium-resolution spectra of early L dwarfs. We have used our latest set of model atmospheres to reproduce and analyze the observed features. We can model the optical flux and atomic line profiles with the best accuracy to date. The models used to reproduce the observations include dust condensation and dust opacities. Compared with previous studies using older models, we find that our dust treatment is much improved. The derived parameters for the objects are well in the expected range for old, very low mass objects. This is also supported by the absence of Li in most of the objects. For the objects showing Li, we can be almost certain they are brown dwarfs. However, a spectral analysis in general, and this one in particular, can only very roughly determine mass and age.

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Journal keyword(s): Line: Profiles - Stars: Atmospheres - Stars: Fundamental Parameters - Stars: Low-Mass, Brown Dwarfs

CDS comments: Table 1: Objects 2M HHMM+DDMM are 2MASP, or 2MASSW, or 2MASSI objects with an incomplete format, the complete format is JHHMMSSs+DDMMSS.

Simbad objects: 9

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