Epoch MJD 55570.43 Equinox J2000
|Right ascension||01h 38m 36.59s|
|Declination||−03° 22′ 21.57″|
|Apparent magnitude (J (2MASS filter system))||16.36 ± 0.07|
|Apparent magnitude (H (2MASS filter system))||15.65 ± 0.05|
|Apparent magnitude (KS (2MASS filter system))||15.30 ± 0.08|
|Proper motion (μ)||RA: 132 ± 16 mas/yr
Dec.: -276 ± 15 mas/yr
|Distance||~ 57.7 ly
(~ 17.7 pc)
WISEPC J013836.59-032221.2 (designation abbreviated to WISE 0138-0322, or WISE J0138-0322) is a brown dwarf of spectral class T3, located in constellation Cetus at approximately 58 light-years from Earth.
WISE 0138-0322 was discovered in 2011 by J. Davy Kirkpatrick et al. from data, collected by Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) Earth-orbiting satellite — NASA infrared-wavelength 40 cm (16 in) space telescope, which mission lasted from December 2009 to February 2011. In 2011 Kirkpatrick et al. published a paper in The Astrophysical Journal Supplement, where they presented discovery of 98 new found by WISE brown dwarf systems with components of spectral types M, L, T and Y, among which also was WISE 0138-0322.[note 1]
Trigonometric parallax of WISE 0138-0322 is not yet measured. Therefore, there are only distance estimates of this object, obtained by indirect — spectrofotometric — means (see table).
WISE 0138-0322 distance estimates
|Source||Parallax, mas||Distance, pc||Distance, ly||Ref.|
|Kirkpatrick et al. (2011)||~17.7||~57.7|||
Non-trigonometric distance estimates are marked in italic.
- This 98 brown dwarf systems are only among first, not all brown dwarf systems, discovered from data, collected by WISE: six discoveries was published earlier (however, also listed in Kirkpatrick et al. (2011)) in Mainzer et al. (2011) and Burgasser et al. (2011), and the other discoveries was published later.
- Kirkpatrick, J. Davy; Cushing, Michael C.; Gelino, Christopher R.; Griffith, Roger L.; Skrutskie, Michael F.; Marsh, Kenneth A.; Wright, Edward L.; Mainzer, A.; Eisenhardt, Peter R.; McLean, Ian S.; Thompson, Maggie A.; Bauer, James M.; Benford, Dominic J.; Bridge, Carrie R.; Lake, Sean E.; Petty, Sara M.; Stanford, S. A.; Tsai, Chao-Wei; Bailey, Vanessa; Beichman, Charles A.; Bloom, Joshua S.; Bochanski, John J.; Burgasser, Adam J.; Capak, Peter L.; Cruz, Kelle L.; Hinz, Philip M.; Kartaltepe, Jeyhan S.; Knox, Russell P.; Manohar, Swarnima; Masters, Daniel; Morales-Calderon, Maria; Prato, Lisa A.; Rodigas, Timothy J.; Salvato, Mara; Schurr, Steven D.; Scoville, Nicholas Z.; Simcoe, Robert A.; Stapelfeldt, Karl R.; Stern, Daniel; Stock, Nathan D.; Vacca, William D. (2011). "The First Hundred Brown Dwarfs Discovered by the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)". The Astrophysical Journal Supplement 197 (2): 19. arXiv:1108.4677v1. Bibcode:2011ApJS..197...19K. doi:10.1088/0067-0049/197/2/19.
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