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2010A&A...521L..54H - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 521, L54-54 (2010/10-1)

A brown dwarf companion to the intermediate-mass star HR 6037.

HUELAMO N., NUERNBERGER D.E.A., IVANOV V.D., CHAUVIN G., CARRARO G., STERZIK M.F., MELO C.H.F., BONNEFOY M., HARTUNG M., HAUBOIS X. and FOELLMI C.

Abstract (from CDS):

The frequency of brown dwarf and planetary-mass companions around intermediate-mass stars is still unknown. Imaging and radial velocity surveys have revealed a small number of substellar companions to these stars. In the course of an imaging survey we detected a visual companion to the intermediate-mass star HR6037. We here confirm it as a co-moving substellar object. We present two epoch observations of HR6037, an A6-type star with a companion candidate at 6.67" and position angle of 294 degrees. We also analyze near-infrared spectroscopy of the companion. Two epoch observations of HR6037 have allowed us to confirm HR6037B as a co-moving companion. Its J and H band spectra suggest that the object has a spectral type of M9, with a surface gravity that is intermediate between a 10Myr dwarf and a field dwarf of the same spectral type. The comparison of its Ks-band photometry with evolutionary tracks allows us to derive a mass, effective temperature, and surface gravity of 62±20MJup, Teff=2330±200K, and logg= 5.1±0.2, respectively. The low binary mass ratio, q∼0.03, and its long orbital period, ∼5000yr, make HR6037 a rare and uncommon binary system.

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Journal keyword(s): binaries: general - brown dwarfs - stars: individual: HR6037

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