The nearest young moving groups



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López Santiago, Javier and Montes Gutiérrez, David and Crespo Chacón, I. and Fernández Figueroa, María José (2006) The nearest young moving groups. Astrophysical journal, 643 (2). pp. 1160-1165. ISSN 0004-637X

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The latest results in the research of forming planetary systems have led several authors to compile a sample of candidates for searching for planets in the vicinity of the Sun. Young stellar associations are indeed excellent laboratories for this study, but some of them are not close enough to allow the detection of planets through adaptive optics techniques. However, the existence of very close young moving groups can solve this problem. Here we have compiled the members of the nearest young moving groups, as well as a list of new candidates from our catalog of late-type stars that are possible members of young stellar kinematic groups, studying their membership through spectroscopic and photometric criteria.

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© 2006. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. This work was supported by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and the Spanish Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia (MEC), Programa Nacional de Astronomía y Astrofísica under grants AYA 2004-03749 and AYA 2005-02750. I. C. C. acknowledges support from MEC under AP2001-0475. We would like to thank the referee for useful comments that have helped improve the manuscript.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Stellar velocity distribution; Local association; Solar neighborhood; AB-doradus; Kinematic groups; Mass stars; Nearby; Age; Pleiades; System
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Astrophysics
Sciences > Physics > Astronomy
ID Code:31477
Deposited On:03 Aug 2015 12:13
Last Modified:10 Dec 2018 15:05

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