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Deep search for companions to probable young brown dwarfs: VLT/NACO adaptive optics imaging using IR wavefront sensing

Chauvin, G; Faherty, J.; Boccaletti, A; Cruz, K; Lagrange, A-M; Zuckerman, B.; Bessell, Michael; Beuzit, J-L; Bonnefoy, M.; Dumas, C; Lowrance, P; Mouillet, D; Song, I

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Aims. We have obtained high contrast images of four nearby, faint, and very low mass objects 2MASS J04351455-1414468, SDSS J044337.61+000205.1, 2MASS J06085283-2753583 and 2MASS J06524851-5741376 (hereafter 2MASS0435-14, SDSS0443+00, 2MASS0608-27 and 2MASS0652-57), identified in the field as probable isolated young brown dwarfs. Our goal was to search for binary companions down to the planetary mass regime. Methods. We used the NAOS-CONICA adaptive optics instrument (NACO) and its unique...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/69270
Source: Astronomy and Astrophysics
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201219446

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