An Infrared Spectral Sequence for M Dwarfs

H.R.A. Jones, A.J. Longmore, R.F. Jameson

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We present a spectral sequence from 1-2.5 um of M dwarfs from GL411 which is classified as M2V to the best brown dwarf candidate GD165B (M10V). This sequence shows the progressive importance of water vapour in the stmospheres of M dwarfs. We take the strength of the water absorption bands as the basis of a new method to derive effective temperatures. We also identify many of the stronger atomic and molecular features and find that their strengths correlate with our derived temperature scale.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIn: Cool Stars, Stellar Systems and the Sun; Eighth Cambridge Workshop - ASP Conf Series 64
PublisherAstronomical Society of the Pacific
ISBN (Print)0-937707-83-X
Publication statusPublished - 1994


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