Y dwarfs / Y dwarves


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Y brown dwarfs
Y dwarf stars
Y-type brown dwarfs
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definition A type of ultra-cool brown dwarf with an effective temperature lower than 500 K. Near infrared spectra of these objects show deep absorption bands of H_{2}O and CH_4. So far only seven brown dwarf candidates belonging to this class have been found, all Y0 subtypes. These objects are very dim, with H magnitudes 19-23. The precise definition of the Y class requires new findings in the future about these objects.
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