Extending Gaia DR2 with HST narrow-field astrometry. II. Refining the method on WISE J163940.83−684738.6

Bedin, L. R.; Fontanive, C. (2020). Extending Gaia DR2 with HST narrow-field astrometry. II. Refining the method on WISE J163940.83−684738.6. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 494(2), pp. 2068-2075. Oxford University Press 10.1093/mnras/staa540

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In the second paper of this series we perfected our method of linking high precision Hubble Space Telescope astrometry to the high-accuracy Gaia DR2 absolute reference system to overcome the limitations of relative astrometry with narrow-field cameras. Our test case here is the Y brown dwarf WISE J163940.83-684738.6, observed at different epochs spread over a 6-yr time baseline with the Infra-Red channel of the Wide Field Camera 3. We derived significantly improved astrometric parameters compared to previous determinations, finding: (μα cos δ, μδ, ϖ) = (577.21±0.24mas/yr⁻¹,-3108.39±0.27mas/yr⁻¹, 210.4±1.8mas). In particular, our derived absolute parallax (ϖ)corresponds to a distance of 4.75±0.05pc for the faint ultracool dwarf.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

10 Strategic Research Centers > Center for Space and Habitability (CSH)
08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute > Space Research and Planetary Sciences
08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute
08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute > NCCR PlanetS

UniBE Contributor:

Fontanive, Clémence Cécile Pia

Subjects:

500 Science > 520 Astronomy
500 Science
500 Science > 530 Physics

ISSN:

0035-8711

Publisher:

Oxford University Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Danielle Zemp

Date Deposited:

05 May 2020 12:26

Last Modified:

05 May 2020 12:35

Publisher DOI:

10.1093/mnras/staa540

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.142565

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/142565

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