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The Classification of L Dwarfs

Kirkpatrick, J. D. (2001) The Classification of L Dwarfs. In: Ultracool Dwarfs: New Spectral Types L and T. Springer , Berlin, pp. 139-152. ISBN 978-3-642-62682-1. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20191011-094035782

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Abstract

To highlight the need for new spectral types, a brief review of the discovery of very low luminosity dwarfs — cooler than type M9.5 — is presented. The reasoning behind the choice of letters “L” and “T” is also given. Our philosophy of spectral classification is explained and we use this philosophy to construct an L dwarf typing scheme. The scheme, originally developed on only 25 spectra, has now been shown to work successfully on a sample of 92 L dwarfs.


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