Epoch J2000 Equinox J2000
|Right ascension||03h 50m 00.32s|
|Declination||−56° 58′ 30.2″|
|Apparent magnitude (J (MKO-NIR filter system))||>22.8|
|Apparent magnitude (H (MKO-NIR filter system))||>21.5|
|Proper motion (μ)||RA: ±97−125 mas/yr
Dec.: ±76−865 mas/yr
|Parallax (π)||291 ± 50 mas|
WISE J035000.32−565830.2 (designation abbreviated to WISE 0350−5658) is a brown dwarf of spectral class Y1, located in constellation Reticulum, the nearest known star/brown dwarf in this constellation. Being approximately 11.2 light-years from Earth, it is one of the Sun's nearest neighbors.
WISE 0350−5658 was discovered in 2012 by J. Davy Kirkpatrick and colleagues from data collected by the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) in the infrared at a wavelength of 40 cm (16 in), whose mission lasted from December 2009 to February 2011. In 2012 Kirkpatrick et al. published a paper in The Astrophysical Journal, where they presented the discovery of seven new brown dwarfs of spectral type Y that had been found by WISE, among which was WISE 0350−5658.
WISE 0350−5658 is one of the nearest known brown dwarfs: its trigonometric parallax is 0.291 ± 0.050 arcsecond, corresponding to a direct inversion distance of 3.44+0.71
−0.5 pc (11.2+2.3
The other six discoveries of brown dwarfs, published in Kirkpatrick et al. (2012):
- WISE 0146+4234 (Y0)
- WISE 0359−5401 (Y0)
- WISE 0535−7500 (≥Y1)
- WISE 0713−2917 (Y0)
- WISE 0734−7157 (Y0)
- WISE 2220−3628 (Y0)
- 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: . Bibcode:2012ApJ...753..156K. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/753/2/156.
- Marsh, Kenneth A.; Wright, Edward L.; Kirkpatrick, J. Davy; Gelino, Christopher R.; Cushing, Michael C.; Griffith, Roger L.; Skrutskie, Michael F.; Eisenhardt, Peter R. (2013). "Parallaxes and Proper Motions of Ultracool Brown Dwarfs of Spectral Types Y and Late T". The Astrophysical Journal. 762 (2): 119. arXiv: . Bibcode:2013ApJ...762..119M. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/762/2/119.
- Paterson, David.A. "Topics in Astronomy: Topic 8. Inappropriateness of the Lutz-Kelker equation for brown dwarfs". Retrieved on 24 September 2015.