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2018MNRAS.481.5216C - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 481, 5216-5222 (2018/December-3)

The direct detection of the irradiated brown dwarf in the white dwarf-brown dwarf binary SDSS J141126.20+200911.1.

CASEWELL S.L., LITTLEFAIR S.P., PARSONS S.G., MARSH T.R., FORTNEY J.J. and MARLEY M.S.

Abstract (from CDS):

We have observed the eclipsing, post-common envelope white dwarf-brown dwarf binary, SDSS141126.20+200911.1, in the near-IR with the HAWK-I imager, and present here the first direct detection of the dark side of an irradiated brown dwarf in the H band, and a tentative detection in the Ks band. Our analysis of the light curves indicates that the brown dwarf is likely to have an effective temperature of 1300 K, which is not consistent with the effective temperature of 800 K suggested by its mass and radius. As the brown dwarf is already absorbing almost all the white dwarf emission in the Ks band, we suggest that this inconsistency may be due to the UV-irradiation from the white dwarf inducing an artificial brightening in the Ks band, similar to that seen for the similar system WD0137-349B, suggesting this brightening may be characteristic of these UV-irradiated binaries.

Abstract Copyright: © 2018 The Author(s) Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society

Journal keyword(s): binaries: eclipsing - brown dwarf - white dwarfs

Simbad objects: 16

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