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Discovery of a Low-mass Comoving System Using NOIRLab Source Catalog DR2

Kiwy, Frank and Faherty, Jacqueline and Meisner, Aaron and Schneider, Adam C. and Kuchner, Marc and Kirkpatrick, J. Davy (2021) Discovery of a Low-mass Comoving System Using NOIRLab Source Catalog DR2. Research Notes of the AAS, 5 (8). Art. No. 196. ISSN 2515-5172. doi:10.3847/2515-5172/ac1f9c.

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We present the discovery of a low-mass comoving system found by means of the NOIRLab Source Catalog DR2. The system consists of the high proper-motion star LEHPM 5005 and an ultracool companion 2MASS J22410186-4500298 with an estimated spectral type of L2. The primary (LEHPM 5005) is likely a mid-M dwarf but over-luminous for its color, indicating a possible close equal mass binary. According to the Gaia EDR3 parallax of the primary, the system is located at a distance of 58 ± 2 pc. We calculated an angular separation of 7.”2 between both components, resulting in a projected physical separation of 418 au.

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Kiwy, Frank0000-0001-8662-1622
Faherty, Jacqueline0000-0001-6251-0573
Meisner, Aaron0000-0002-1125-7384
Schneider, Adam C.0000-0002-6294-5937
Kuchner, Marc0000-0002-2387-5489
Kirkpatrick, J. Davy0000-0003-4269-260X
Additional Information:© 2021. The Author(s). Published by the American Astronomical Society. Original content from this work may be used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence. Any further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the title of the work, journal citation and DOI. Received August 2021; Accepted August 2021; Published August 2021. This work has made use of data provided by: 1. The European Space Agency (ESA) mission Gaia (, processed by the Gaia Data Processing and Analysis Consortium (DPAC, Funding for the DPAC has been provided by national institutions, in particular the institutions participating in the Gaia Multilateral Agreement. 2. The Astro Data Lab at NSF's National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory. NOIRLab is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), Inc. under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.
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Subject Keywords:Low mass stars; Binary stars
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Official Citation:Frank Kiwy et al 2021 Res. Notes AAS 5 196
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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