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Program Information for 2016B-0003


PI: Adam C Schneider, The University of Toledo, aschneid10@gmail.com
Address: Physics Department, 2801 W. Bancroft St., Toledo, OH 43606 USA

CoI: Michael Cushing, The University of Toledo
CoI: J Davy Kirkpatrick, IPAC

Title: Exoplanet Analogs in the Solar Neighborhood

Abstract: Young brown dwarfs and giant extrasolar planets share many similar spectroscopic properties. Without a host sun, brown dwarfs are much simpler to observe, making excellent calibration sources for low-mass models. Through the use of new 2MASS and WISE color selection criteria, we have identified several young, late-type brown dwarf candidates. Near-infrared spectroscopy with the ARCoIRIS instrument will allow us to confirm both the brown dwarf nature of these objects and their youth. Such objects can provide critical anchor points for low-mass evolutionary models, and will be invaluable as comparators for directly imaged, young, giant extrasolar planets.

Program Type: Standard/Galactic

Scheduled Nights:
Run 1 (2016B):  CT-4m/ARCoIRIS -- 2n on Aug 21 2016, Dec 10 2016


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