Cha 110913-773444

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Cha 110913-773444
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WISE image centered on the brown dwarf Cha 110913-773444
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Chamaeleon
Right ascension 11h 09m 13.63s[1]
Declination −77° 34′ 44.6″[1]
Astrometry
Distance529[1][note 1] ly
(162[1] pc)
Details
Mass8+7
−3
[1] MJup
Radius1.8[1] RJup
Luminosity (bolometric)0.000603[1][note 2] L
Temperature1300–1400[1] K
Age0.5–10[1] Myr
Database references
SIMBADdata

Cha 110913-773444 (sometimes abbreviated Cha 110913) is an astronomical object surrounded by what appears to be a protoplanetary disk. It lies at a distance of 529 light-years from Earth. There is no consensus yet among astronomers whether to classify the object as a sub-brown dwarf (with planets) or a rogue planet (with moons).[2]

Cha 110913-773444 was discovered in 2004 by Kevin Luhman and others at Pennsylvania State University using the Spitzer Space Telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope, as well as two Earth-bound telescopes in Chile.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Luhman, K. L; Adame, Lucía; d'Alessio, Paola; Calvet, Nuria; Hartmann, Lee; Megeath, S. T; Fazio, G. G (2005). "Discovery of a Planetary-Mass Brown Dwarf with a Circumstellar Disk". The Astrophysical Journal. 635: L93. arXiv:astro-ph/0511807Freely accessible. Bibcode:2005ApJ...635L..93L. doi:10.1086/498868. 
  2. ^ Whitney Clavin (2005-11-29). "A Planet With Planets? Spitzer Finds Cosmic Oddball". NASA. Retrieved 2006-03-26. 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ From a distance modulus (μ) of 6.05
  2. ^ From the logarithm (log Lbol) of −3.22