Parallaxes and infrared photometry of three Y0 dwarfs

R. L. Smart, D'aniel Apai, J. Davy Kirkpatrick, S. K. Leggett, F. Marocco, Jane E. Morrison, H. R.A. Jones, D. Pinfield, P. Tremblin, D. S. Amundsen

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We have followed up the three Y0 dwarfs WISEPA J041022.71+150248.5, WISEPA J173835.53+273258.9 and WISEPC J205628.90+145953.3 using the United Kingdom Infrared TelescopeWide Field Camera. We find parallaxes that are more consistent and accurate than previously published values. We estimate absolute magnitudes in photometric passbands from Y to W3 and find them to be consistent between the three Y0 dwarfs indicating that the inherent cosmic absolute magnitude spread of these objects is small. We examine the Mauna Kea Observatory system J magnitudes over the 4 yr time line and find small but significant monotonic variations. Finally, we estimate physical parameters from a comparison of spectra and parallax to equilibrium and non-equilibrium models finding values consistent with solar metallicity, an effective temperature of 450-475 K and log g of 4.0-4.5.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3764-3774
Number of pages11
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2017


  • Astrometry
  • Brown dwarfs
  • Parallaxes
  • Techniques: spectroscopic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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