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Volume 370, Number 3, May II 2001
Page(s) 967 - 973
Section Formation, structure and evolution of stars
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20010248

A&A 370, 967-973 (2001)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20010248

Spectroscopic distance estimates for fourteen faint red LHS and NLTT stars

H. Jahreiß1, R. Scholz2, H. Meusinger3 and I. Lehmann2, 4

1  Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Mönchhofstraße 12-14, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
2  Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam, An der Sternwarte 16, 14482 Potsdam, Germany
3  Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg, 07778 Tautenburg, Germany
4  Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, The Pennsylvania State University, 525 Davey Laboratory, University Park, PA 16802-6305, USA

(Received 29 December 2000 / Accepted 14 February 2001 )

Spectroscopic observations were carried out of potential nearby high proper motion stars taken from Luyten's LHS and NLTT catalogues. The purpose was to obtain a first distance estimate for hitherto neglected nearby candidates. The resulting spectra for fourteen stars are presented and discussed. The sample comprises eleven M dwarfs and three M subdwarfs having spectroscopic distances from 17 pc to 160 pc.

Key words: stars: distances -- stars: late type -- galaxy: solar neighbourhood

Offprint request: H. Jahreiß, jahreiss@ari.uni-heidelberg.de

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