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Results from the BASS Survey for Brown Dwarfs in Young Moving Groups

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posted on 06.11.2014, 17:25 by Jonathan GagnéJonathan Gagné, David Lafrenière, René Doyon, Jacqueline K. Faherty, Lison Malo, Étienne Artigau, Kelle CruzKelle Cruz, Adam Burgasser, Marie-Ève Naud, Loïc Albert

In this talk I present the latest results of a near-infrared spectroscopic follow-up of brown dwarf candidate members that were uncovered from the BANYAN All-Sky Survey (BASS), to identify signs of low-gravity (youth) in their spectra. The BASS survey has unveiled a significant population of young brown dwarfs with potential age constraints and distance estimates that can be obtained from their moving group candidacy. I show how this new population can already give us useful insight on the empirical properties of young L dwarfs.

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