Epoch J2000 Equinox J2000
|Right ascension||03h 16m 24.35s|
|Declination||43° 07′ 09.1″|
|Apparent magnitude (H)||19.70 ± 0.09|
|Distance||~ 106.3 ly
(~ 32.6 pc)
WISE J031624.35+430709.1 is a brown dwarf of spectral class T8, located in constellation Perseus at approximately 106 light-years from Earth. It is one of the furthest T-class brown dwarfs known.
WISE J031624.35+430709.1 was discovered in 2012 by Mace 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. The discovery paper in not yet published.
Trigonometric parallax of WISE J031624.35+430709.1 is not yet measured. Therefore, there are only distance estimates of this object, obtained by indirect — spectrofotometric — means (see table).
WISE J031624.35+430709.1 distance estimates
|Source||Parallax, mas||Distance, pc||Distance, ly||Ref.|
|Kirkpatrick et al. (2012), Table 8||32.6||106.3|||
Non-trigonometric distance estimates are marked in italic.
- Kirkpatrick, J. D.; Gelino, C. R.; Cushing, M. C.; Mace, G. N.; Griffith, R. L.; Skrutskie, M. F.; Marsh, K. A.; Wright, E. L.; Eisenhardt, P. R.; McLean, I. S.; Mainzer, A. K.; Burgasser, A. J.; Tinney, C. G.; Parker, S.; Salter, G. (2012). "Further Defining Spectral Type "Y" and Exploring the Low-mass End of the Field Brown Dwarf Mass Function". The Astrophysical Journal 753 (2): 156. arXiv:1205.2122. Bibcode:2012ApJ...753..156K. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/753/2/156.
- Mace et al., in prep.[volume & issue needed]
|This star-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|