AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
Session 11 Brown Dwarfs and Exoplanets
Poster, Monday, January 10, 2005, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall

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[11.13] DwarfArchives.org: A Homogeneous Database Of M, L , & T Dwarfs

C. R. Gelino (Caltech), J. D. Kirkpatrick (IPAC), A. J. Burgasser (AMNH)

With the ever growing number of L and T dwarfs, it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep track of all the publications presenting the data (photometry, spectra, finder charts, etc.) of these objects. Furthermore, given the different methods for discovery, there is no consistent way in which the data are presented from one publication to the next. No service exists that lists all known L and T dwarfs. SIMBAD is very useful for certain applications, but it only contains limited data for some L and T dwarfs.

We introduce DwarfArchives.org: a self-consistent, homogeneous archive of data for cool dwarf objects. This archive combines J. D. Kirkpatrick's M, L, & T Dwarf Archive at http://spider.ipac.caltech.edu/staff/davy/ARCHIVE and A. J. Burgasser's T Dwarf pages. It will contain 2MASS All-Sky Point Source Catalog photometry and positions for 23 late-K dwarfs, 506 M dwarfs, 407 L dwarfs, 63 T dwarfs, 43 late-type giants, and 19 M subdwarfs (as of this writing). The archive will contain finder charts, and when available, spectral types (both optical and near-IR), optical spectra, and links to discovery papers. While the archive will be fully searchable, we will provide several subsets of objects, including those objects with measured parallaxes and those objects appropriate for spectral standards. Finally, we will discuss science projects that are possible with this uniform dataset.

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