WISE 0713−2917

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Coordinates: Sky map 07h 13m 22.55s, −29° 17′ 51.9″

WISE J071322.55−291751.9
Observation data
Epoch J2000[1]      Equinox J2000[1]
Constellation Canis Major
Right ascension  07h 13m 22.55s[1]
Declination −29° 17′ 51.9″[1]
Spectral type Y0[1]
Apparent magnitude (J (MKO-NIR filter system)) 19.64 ± 0.15[1]
Apparent magnitude (J (SOAR/OSIRIS)) 20.06 ± 0.21[1]
Apparent magnitude (H (MKO-NIR filter system)) >19.3[1]
Apparent magnitude (H (SOAR/OSIRIS)) 21.16 ± 0.66[1]
Distance~ 23.2[1] ly
(~ 7.1[1] pc)
Other designations
WISE J071322.55−291751.9,[1]
WISE 0713−2917[1]

WISE J071322.55−291751.9 (designation abbreviated to WISE 0713−2917) is a brown dwarf of spectral class Y0,[1] located in constellation Canis Major at approximately 23 light-years from Earth.[1]


WISE 0713−2917 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 discovery of seven new found by WISE brown dwarfs of spectral type Y, among which also was WISE 0713−2917.[1]


Trigonometric parallax of WISE 0713−2917 is not yet measured. Therefore, there are only distance estimates of this object, obtained by indirect—spectrophotometric—means (see table).

WISE 0713−2917 distance estimates

Source Parallax, mas Distance, pc Distance, ly Ref.
Kirkpatrick et al. (2012), Tables 4 & 8 7.1 23.2 [1]

Non-trigonometric distance estimates are marked in italic.

See also[edit]

The other six discoveries of brown dwarfs, published in Kirkpatrick et al. (2012):[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r 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.