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2014MNRAS.445.3694D - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 445, 3694-3705 (2014/December-3)

The VAST Survey - IV. A wide brown dwarf companion to the A3V star ζ Delphini.

DE ROSA R.J., PATIENCE J., WARD-DUONG K., VIGAN A., MAROIS C., SONG I., MACINTOSH B., GRAHAM J.R., DOYON R., BESSELL M.S., LAI O., McCARTHY D.W. and KULESA C.

Abstract (from CDS):

We report the discovery of a wide comoving substellar companion to the nearby (D = 67.5±1.1 pc) A3V star ζ Delphini based on imaging and follow-up spectroscopic observations obtained during the course of our Volume-limited A-Star (VAST) multiplicity survey. ζ Del was observed over a five-year baseline with adaptive optics, revealing the presence of a previously unresolved companion with a proper motion consistent with that of the A-type primary. The age of the ζ Del system was estimated as 525±125Myr based on the position of the primary on the colour-magnitude and temperature-luminosity diagrams. Using intermediate-resolution near-infrared spectroscopy, the spectrum of ζ Del B is shown to be consistent with a mid-L dwarf (L5±2), at a temperature of 1650±200 K. Combining the measured near-infrared magnitude of ζ Del B with the estimated temperature leads to a model-dependent mass estimate of 50±15 MJup, corresponding to a mass ratio of q = 0.019±0.006. At a projected separation of 910±14 au, ζ Del B is among the most widely separated and extreme-mass ratio substellar companions to a main-sequence star resolved to date, providing a rare empirical constraint of the formation of low-mass ratio companions at extremely wide separations.

Abstract Copyright: © 2014 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society (2014)

Journal keyword(s): techniques: high angular resolution - techniques: spectroscopic - binaries: visual - brown dwarfs - stars: early-type - stars: individual: ζ Del

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