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2008ApJ...681..594H - Astrophys. J., 681, 594-625 (2008/July-1)

UV excess measures of accretion onto young very low mass stars and brown dwarfs.


Abstract (from CDS):

Low-resolution spectra from 3000 to 9000 Å of young low-mass stars and brown dwarfs were obtained with LRIS on Keck I. The excess UV and optical emission arising in the Balmer and Paschen continua yields mass accretion rates ranging from 2x10–12 to 10–8 M/yr. These results are compared with HST STIS spectra of roughly solar-mass accretors with accretion rates that range from 2x10–10 to 5x10–8 M/yr. The weak photospheric emission from M dwarfs at <4000 Å leads to a higher contrast between the accretion and photospheric emission relative to higher mass counterparts. The mass accretion rates measured here are systematically ∼4-7 times larger than those from Hα emission line profiles, with a difference that is consistent with but unlikely to be explained by the uncertainty in both methods. The accretion luminosity correlates well with many line luminosities, including high Balmer and many He I lines. Correlations of the accretion rate with Hα 10% width and line fluxes show a large amount of scatter. Our results and previous accretion rate measurements suggest that M{dot}∝M1.87±0.26 for accretors in the Taurus molecular cloud.

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Journal keyword(s): Stars: Planetary Systems: Protoplanetary Disks - Stars: Pre-Main-Sequence

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