2MASS 1503+2525

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Coordinates: Sky map 15h 03m 19.613s, +25° 25′ 19.68″

2MASS J15031961+2525196
Observation data
Epoch J2000[1]      Equinox J2000[1]
Constellation Boötes
Right ascension 15h 03m 19.613s[1]
Declination 25° 25′ 19.68″[1]
Database references
SIMBAD data

2MASS J15031961+2525196 (2MASS 1503+2525) is a nearby brown dwarf of spectral type T5.5,[2] located in constellation Boötes at approximately 20.7 light-years from Earth.[3]

History of observations[edit]

Discovery[edit]

2MASS 1503+2525 was discovered in 2003 by Adam J. Burgasser et al. in wide-field search for T dwarfs using the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS).

Distance[edit]

Currently the most precise distance estimate of 2MASS 1503+2525 is a trigonometric parallax, published by Dupuy and Liu in 2012: 157.2 ± 2.2 mas, corresponding to a distance 6.36 ± 0.09 pc, or 20.7 ± 0.3 ly.[4][3]

2MASS 1503+2525 distance estimates

Source Parallax, mas Distance, pc Distance, ly Ref.
Burgasser et al. (2003) ~7.8 ~25.4 [2]
Dupuy & Liu (2012) 157.2 ± 2.2 6.36 ± 0.09 20.7 ± 0.3 [4][3]

Non-trigonometric distance estimates are marked in italic. The best estimate is marked in bold.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "2MASS J15031961+2525196 -- Brown Dwarf (M<0.08solMass)". SIMBAD. Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 2013-09-19. 
  2. ^ a b Burgasser, A. J.; Kirkpatrick, J. Davy; McElwain, Michael W.; Cutri, Roc M.; Burgasser, Albert J.; Skrutskie, Michael F. (2003). "The 2Mass Wide-Field T Dwarf Search. I. Discovery of a Bright T Dwarf within 10 Parsecs of the Sun". The Astronomical Journal 125 (2): 850–857. arXiv:astro-ph/0211117. Bibcode:2003AJ....125..850B. doi:10.1086/345975.  edit
  3. ^ a b c Dupuy, Trent J.; Liu, Michael C. (2012). "The Hawaii Infrared Parallax Program. I. Ultracool Binaries and the L/T Transition". The Astrophysical Journal Supplement 201 (2): 19. arXiv:1201.2465. Bibcode:2012ApJS..201...19D. doi:10.1088/0067-0049/201/2/19.  edit
  4. ^ a b Dupuy, Trent J.; Liu, Michael C. (2012). "The Hawaii Infrared Parallax Program. I. Ultracool Binaries and the L/T Transition". arXiv:1201.2465v1 [astro-ph.SR].