AAS 201st Meeting, January, 2003
Session 16. Stars in SDSS
Poster, Monday, January 6, 2003, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall AB

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[16.01] The Sloan Digital Sky Survey low mass star & brown dwarf sample

K.R. Covey, S.L. Hawley, L.M. Walkowicz (U. Washington), SDSS Collaboration

The large numbers of late type stars and brown dwarf candidates identified in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey's photometric and spectrscopic databases have laid the foundation for a study of the stellar population in the solar neighborhood, as well as at different heights within the Galactic disk. We characterize the photometric properties of these objects as a function of spectral type and present derived spectroscopic and photometric parallax relations. We describe the status of efforts to identify new candidates within the newly public Data Release 1, and discuss topics of stellar astrophysics and galactic structure for which this sample could hold promise.

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