The trigonometric parallax of DENIS-P J104814.7-395606.1

N. R. Deacon, N. C. Hambly

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    We present a measurement of the trigonometric parallax for a nearby very low mass star recently discovered by Delfosse et al. (2001). Using schmidt plates measured on the SuperCOSMOS plate scanning machine we find a parallax of π = 192±37 mas, giving a distance of d = 5.2-0.8+1.2 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 0.08 M. 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 M9 dwarf to the Sun.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)148-150
    Number of pages3
    JournalAstronomy & Astrophysics
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2001


    • Astrometry
    • Stars: individual: DENIS 1048-39
    • Stars: low mass


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