Volume 380, Number 1, December II 2001
|Page(s)||148 - 150|
|Section||Interstellar and circumstellar matter|
|Published online||15 December 2001|
Research Note The trigonometric parallax of DENIS-P J104814.7-395606.1
Institute for Astronomy, University of Edinburgh, Blackford Hill, Edinburgh EH9 3HJ, UK e-mail: email@example.com
Corresponding author: N. C. Hambly, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 7 September 2001
We present a measurement of the trigonometric parallax for a nearby very low mass star recently discovered by Delfosse et al. ([CITE]). Using schmidt plates measured on the SuperCOSMOS plate scanning machine we find a parallax of mas, giving a distance of pc. Using this distance we find the absolute magnitude and kinematics for the object to be consistent with an intermediate-age disk object of mass . This star is clearly nearby and is on these measurements between the 30th and 86th closest known stellar system to the Sun; it could be the closest M 9 dwarf to the Sun.
Key words: astrometry / stars: low mass, brown dwarfs / stars: individual: DENIS 1048-39
© ESO, 2001
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