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Discovery and characterization of detached M dwarf eclipsing binaries in the WFCAM transit survey

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We report the discovery of 16 detached M dwarf eclipsing binaries with J < 16 mag and provide a detailed characterization of three of them, using high-precision infrared light curves from the WFCAM Transit Survey (WTS). Such systems provide the most accurate and model-independent method for measuring the fundamental parameters of these poorly understood yet numerous stars, which currently lack sufficient observations to precisely calibrate stellar evolution models. We fully solve for the mass...

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10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.21514.x

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University of Oxford
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MPLS
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Physics
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Astrophysics
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Brasenose College
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Leiden Observatory, Leiden University
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Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
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Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
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Centre for Astrophysics Research, Science and Technology Research Institute, University of Hertfordshire
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Oxford University Press (OUP) Publisher's website
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Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Journal website
Volume:
426
Issue:
2
Pages:
1507-1532
Publication date:
2012-10-01
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0035-8711
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English
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1135525
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pubs:1135525
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2020-09-29

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