How to Constrain Your M Dwarf. II. the Mass-Luminosity-Metallicity Relation from 0.075 to 0.70 Solar Masses
The mass–luminosity relation for late-type stars has long been a critical tool for estimating stellar masses. However, there is growing need for both a higher-precision relation and a better understanding of systematic effects (e.g., metallicity). Here we present an empirical relationship between MKS and M* spanning 0.075 Me < M* < 0.70 Me. The relation is derived from 62 nearby binaries, whose orbits we determine using a combination of Keck/NIRC2 imaging, archival adaptive optics data, and...[Show more]
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|Source:||The Astrophysical Journal|
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