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|Title:||The ages of L dwarfs|
|Authors:||Jameson, R. F.|
Casewell, S. L.
Bannister, N. P.
Dobbie, P. D.
|Publisher:||Royal Astronomical Society (RAS)|
|Citation:||Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2008, 385 (4), pp. 1771-1778|
|Abstract:||We present a new method to derive the age of young (<0.7 Gyr) L dwarfs based on their near-infrared photometry, colours and distances. The method is based on samples of L dwarfs belonging to the Upper Sco association (5 Myr), the Alpha Per (85 Myr) and Pleiades (125 Myr) clusters, and the Ursa Major (400 Myr) and Hyades (625 Myr) moving groups. We apply our method to a number of interesting objects in the literature, including a known L dwarf binary, L dwarf companions and spectroscopic members of the young σ Orionis cluster.|
|Rights:||This article has been accepted for publication in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society ©: 2008 the authors. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website.|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy|
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