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2015 (English)In: Astrophysical Journal Letters, ISSN 2041-8205, Vol. 798, no 2, L43Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

HD 19467 B is presently the only directly imaged T dwarf companion known to induce a measurable Doppler acceleration around a solar-type star. We present spectroscopy measurements of this important benchmark object taken with the Project 1640 integral field unit at Palomar Observatory. Our high-contrast R approximate to 30 observations obtained simultaneously across the JH bands confirm the cold nature of the companion as reported from the discovery article and determine its spectral type for the first time. Fitting the measured spectral energy distribution to SpeX/IRTF T dwarf standards and synthetic spectra from BT-Settl atmospheric models, we find that HD 19467 B is a T5.5 +/- 1 dwarf with effective temperature T-eff = 978(-43)(+20) K. Our observations reveal significant methane absorption affirming its substellar nature. HD 19467 B shows promise to become the first T dwarf that simultaneously reveals its mass, age, and metallicity independent from the spectrum of light that it emits.

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2015. Vol. 798, no 2, L43
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brown dwarfs, stars: individual (HD 19467), techniques: high angular resolution, techniques: spectroscopic
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Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-113693DOI: 10.1088/2041-8205/798/2/L43ISI: 000347463300017OAI: diva2:796264


Available from: 2015-03-18 Created: 2015-02-09 Last updated: 2015-03-18Bibliographically approved

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