AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
Session 55 M dwarfs, Nearby Stars and High-proper-motion Stars
Poster, Tuesday, January 11, 2005, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall

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[55.02] Where are the stellar ``road runners'' -- beep beep -- in the sky?

W.-C. Jao, T.J. Henry, J.P. Subasavage, T.D. Beaulieu, H. Monteiro (Georgia State University)

Selecting high proper motion stars is one of the best starting points to search for nearby stars. Therefore, the complete characterization (photometry, spectroscopy and astrometry) of these high proper motion stars (mu greater than 1 arcsec per year) is essential. We present the current status of this project. 4 stars are the new RECONS samples within 10 pc and 22 stars are within the Nstar 25 pc horizon. New subdwarfs/extreme-subdwarfs are determined not only through the astrometry efforts but the spectroscopic observations. In addition, we also have identified the first two M subdwarf/white dwarf binaries located on the new territory in the HR diagram.

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