Discovery of Two T Dwarf Companions with the Spitzer Space Telescope

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Luhman, K. L.; Patten, B. M.; Marengo, M.; Schuster, M. T.; Hora, J. L.; Ellis, R. G.; Stauffer, J. R.; Sonnett, S. M.; Winston, E.; Gutermuth, R. A.; Megeath, S. T.; Backman, D. E.; Henry, T. J.; Werner, M. W.; Fazio, G. G.;
(2006)
  • Publisher: American Astronomical Society
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1086/509073
  • Subject: Astrophysics

We report the discovery of T dwarf companions to the nearby stars HN Peg (G0V, 18.4 pc, ~0.3 Gyr) and HD 3651 (K0V, 11.1 pc, ~7 Gyr). During an ongoing survey of 5'x5' fields surrounding stars in the solar neighborhood with IRAC aboard the Spitzer Space Telescope, we id... View more
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