2MASS J03552337+1133437

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Coordinates: Sky map 03h 55m 23.370s, +11° 33′ 43.71″

2MASS J03552337+1133437
Observation data
Epoch J2000[1]      Equinox J2000[1]
Constellation Taurus
Right ascension 03h 55m 23.370s[1]
Declination 11° 33′ 43.71″[1]
Database references

2MASS J03552337+1133437 (2MASS J0355+11) is a nearby brown dwarf of spectral type L5γ,[2] located in constellation Taurus at approximately 29.8 light-years from Earth.[3]


2MASS J0355+11 was discovered in 2006 by Reid et al.[4]


2MASS J0355+11 distance estimates

Source Parallax, mas Distance, pc Distance, ly Ref.
Reid et al. (2006) 10.1 ± 1.5 32.9 ± 4.9 [4]
Faherty et al. (2013) 133.7 ± 11.9 7.5+0.7
Liu et al. (2013) 109.6 ± 1.3 9.12 ± 0.11 29.8+0.4

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

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "2MASS J03552337+1133437 -- Brown Dwarf (M<0.08solMass)". SIMBAD. Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 2013-09-24. 
  2. ^ Cruz, Kelle L.; Kirkpatrick, J. Davy; Burgasser, Adam J. (2009). "Young L Dwarfs Identified in the Field: A Preliminary Low-Gravity, Optical Spectral Sequence from L0 to L5". The Astronomical Journal 137 (2): 3345–3357. arXiv:0812.0364. Bibcode:2009AJ....137.3345C. doi:10.1088/0004-6256/137/2/3345.  edit
  3. ^ a b Liu, M. C.; Dupuy, T. J.; Allers, K. N. (2013). "Infrared parallaxes of young field brown dwarfs and connections to directly imaged gas-giant exoplanets". Astronomische Nachrichten 334 (1–2): 85–88. arXiv:1305.3270. Bibcode:2013AN....334...85L. doi:10.1002/asna.201211783.  edit
  4. ^ a b Reid, I. Neill; Lewitus, E.; Allen, P. R.; Cruz, Kelle L.; Burgasser, Adam J. (2006). "A Search for Binary Systems among the Nearest L Dwarfs". The Astronomical Journal 132 (2): 891–901. arXiv:astro-ph/0606331. Bibcode:2006AJ....132..891R. doi:10.1086/505626.  edit
  5. ^ Faherty, J. K.; Rice, E. L.; Cruz, K. L.; Mamajek, E. E.; Núñez, A. (2013). "2MASS J035523.37+113343.7: A Young, Dusty, Nearby, Isolated Brown Dwarf Resembling a Giant Exoplanet". The Astronomical Journal 145 (1): 2. arXiv:1206.5519. Bibcode:2013AJ....145....2F. doi:10.1088/0004-6256/145/1/2.  edit