Monday, March 11, 2013

1303.1985 (N. Lodieu et al.)

Proper motions of Upper Sco T-type candidates    [PDF]

N. Lodieu, V. D. Ivanov, P. D. Dobbie
We present new z- and H-band photometry and proper motion measurements for the five candidate very-low-mass T-type objects we recently proposed to be members of the nearest OB association to the Sun, Upper Scorpius. These new data fail to corroborate our prior conclusions regarding their spectral types and affiliation with the Upper Scorpius population. We conclude that we may be in presence of a turnover in the mass function of Upper Sco taking place below 10-4 Jupiter masses, depending on the age assigned to Upper Sco and the models used.
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