Epoch J2000 Equinox J2000
|Right ascension||03h 59m 34.06s|
|Declination||−54° 01′ 54.6″|
|Apparent magnitude (J (MKO-NIR filter system))||±0.2421.56|
|Apparent magnitude (H (MKO-NIR filter system))||±0.4322.20|
|Proper motion (μ)||RA: ±53−177 mas/yr
Dec.: ±62−930 mas/yr
|Parallax (π)||145 ± 39 mas|
WISE J035934.06−540154.6 (designation abbreviated to WISE 0359−5401) is a brown dwarf of spectral class Y0, located in constellation Reticulum. Estimated to be approximately 22.5 light-years from Earth, it is one of the Sun's nearest neighbors.
WISE 0359−5401 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 0359−5401.
The other six discoveries of brown dwarfs, published in Kirkpatrick et al. (2012):
- WISE 0146+4234 (Y0)
- WISE 0350−5658 (Y1)
- 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.
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