Spitzer observations of brown dwarf disks

K. L. Luhman, G. Fazio, T. Megeath, L. Hartmann, N. Calvet, J. Stauffer

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Through the Spitzer IRAC GTO program, we have recently begun extremely sensitive mid-infrared imaging of young brown dwarfs in the nearest star-forming regions. The spectral energy distributions measured from these data provide unprecedented measurements of the fraction of known young brown dwarfs that have circumstellar disks. These Spitzer data are also the first observations capable of detecting Class I brown dwarfs, or protobrown dwarfs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)257-260
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
Issue number560 I
StatePublished - Aug 29 2005
Event13th Cambridge Workshop on Cool Stars, Stellar Systems and the Sun - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: Jul 5 2004Jul 9 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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