Epoch J2000 Equinox J2000
|Right ascension||00h 49m 45.61s|
|Declination||21° 51′ 20″|
|Distance||~ 24.1 ly
(~ 7.4 pc)
WISE J004945.61+215120.0 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 J004945.61+215120.0 is not yet measured. Therefore, there are only distance estimates of this object, obtained by indirect — spectrofotometric — means (see table).
WISE J004945.61+215120.0 distance estimates
|Source||Parallax, mas||Distance, pc||Distance, ly||Ref.|
|Kirkpatrick et al. (2012), Tables 4 & 8||7.4||24.1|||
Non-trigonometric distance estimates are marked in italic.
- Kirkpatrick, J. Davy; Gelino, Christopher R.; Cushing, Michael C.; Mace, Gregory N.; Griffith, Roger L.; Skrutskie, Michael F.; Marsh, Kenneth A.; Wright, Edward L.; Eisenhardt, Peter R.; McLean, Ian S.; Mainzer, Amanda K.; Burgasser, Adam J.; Tinney, C. G.; Parker, Stephen; Salter, Graeme (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]
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