Probing the substellar regime with SIRTF

Eduardo L. Martín, Wolfgang Brandner, David C. Jewitt, Theodore Simon, Richard Wainscoat, Mike Connelley, Mark Marley, Christopher Gelino

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One of the main scientific drivers of the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF) is the search for brown dwarfs and extrasolar superplanets. We present new calculations of the spectra of substellar objects and a prediction of their colors in the SIRTF passbands. We discuss observational strategies for identification of very low mass objects as free-floaters in the solar vicinity and provide estimates of their densities as a function of sensitivity and the mass function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)529-536
Number of pages8
JournalPublications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Issue number783
StatePublished - May 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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