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Proposal Information for 2011B-0464


PI: Eduardo L. Martin, University of Central Florida, ege@physics.ucf.edu
Address: Planetary Science, 4000 Central FL BLVD, Orlando, FL 32816, USA

CoI: Ramarao Tata, IAC, Spain
CoI: Eder Martioli, CFHT Corporation, USA

Title: A spectroscopic follow-up of ultracool dwarf candidates in the Kepler field of view

Abstract: Until recently, despite the tremendous progress in the field of ultracool dwarfs, only a handful of these objects have been detected at low galactic latitudes (|b| < 5). We use the selection criteria similar to the successful strategies (Phan-Bao et al. 2008; Reid et al. 2003) so far to select ultracool dwarf candidates from the Kepler Input Catalog (KIC). We propose to obtain follow-up spectroscopy for these candidates to confirm their spectral types. These candidates, once confirmed would become excellent targets for transit searches and variability studies of these ultracool dwarfs. Moreover, based on our results, we will be able to tune the selection criteria to detect ultracool dwarfs at low |b|.


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