Volume 468, Number 1, June II 2007
|Page(s)||163 - 170|
|Section||Galactic structure, stellar clusters, and populations|
|Published online||19 March 2007|
Southern infrared proper motion survey. II. A sample of low mass stars with *
Department of Astrophysics, Faculty of Science, Radboud University Nijmegen, PO Box 9010, 6500 GL Nijmegen, The Netherlands e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 SUPA (Scottish Universities' Physics Alliance.) , Institute for Astronomy, University of Edinburgh, Royal Observatory Edinburgh, Blackford Hill, Edinburgh EH9 3HJ, UK e-mail: email@example.com
Accepted: 2 March 2007
We present details of the second part of the Southern Infrared Proper Motion Survey (SIPS). Here accurate relative astrometry allows us to reduce the minimum proper motion to 0.1 arcsec per year. This yields 6904 objects with proper motions between our minum cut and half an arcsecond a year. A small overspill sample with proper motions greater than this is also included. We examine our sample to identify interesting individual objects such as common proper motion binaries, potential L dwarfs and candidate nearby stars. Finally we show our survey is incomplete due to many factors, factors which we will take into account when simulating these survey results in the next paper in this series.
Key words: astrometry / stars: low mass, brown dwarfs
© ESO, 2007
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