Volume 417, Number 1, April I 2004
|Page(s)||L11 - L14|
|Published online||16 March 2004|
Letter to the Editor
The environment of the very red object Orion n
A possible low mass companion?
Laboratoire d'Astrophysique, Observatoire de Grenoble, 414 rue de la piscine, 38400 Saint-Martin d'Hères, France
2 ONERA, BP 52, 29 avenue de la Division Leclerc, 92320 Châtillon Cedex, France
3 Laboratoire D'Études Spatiales et d'Instrumentation en Astrophysique, Observatoire de Paris, Bât. 16, 5 Place J. Jansen, 92195 Meudon, France
4 Laboratoire d'Astrophysique, Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées, 57 Av. d'Azereix, BP 826, 65008 Tarbes Cedex, France
Corresponding author: G. Chauvin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 25 September 2003
We have imaged at high angular resolution the close environement of the very red source Orion n with NACO at the VLT UT4. We report the detection of a faint point like object away from this source. Assuming a distance of pc and an age of 1 Myr, the photometry of this candidate companion is consistent with an object of mass 70-150 assuming a visible extinction of . The relationship between this object and Orion n is discussed hereafter.
Key words: stars: formation / stars: low-mass, brown dwarfs / stars: pre-main sequence
© ESO, 2004
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