Journal Article

Multicolour time series photometry of 2MASS 1207−3932

C. Koen

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Published on behalf of The Royal Astronomical Society

Volume 389, issue 2, pages 949-954
Published in print September 2008 | ISSN: 0035-8711
Published online September 2008 | e-ISSN: 1365-2966 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2008.13616.x
Multicolour time series photometry of 2MASS 1207−3932

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Time series photometry in VRI of the young brown dwarf Two-Micron All-Sky Survey (2MASS) J1207334−393254 is presented. Variability in I is insignificant, but amplitudes up to ∼0.2 mag in R, and ∼0.55 mag in V, are seen within a single night. There is also microvariability on time-scales of an hour or so, which appears to be present in data from all the three filters. There may be a non-sinusoidal periodicity of about half a day in the V and R data. A likely explanation for the variability is the presence of accretion hot spots.

Keywords: stars: individual: 2MASS J1207334−393254; stars: low-mass, brown dwarfs; stars: spots; stars: variables: other

Journal Article.  3693 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics

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