Abstract by Jarrod Hansen

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Jarrod Hansen

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Justin Tackett

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Physics and Astronomy

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Denise Stephens


Analyzing Possible Binary Brown Dwarf Systems Found in the GAIA Database


We present the targets found by GAIA with the methods descrbed in the previous talk. We relate our criteria for determining overluminous systems as well as discuss how we obtained aditional data on the objects. We also discuss our most interesting objects and provide background on previous data taken on them. We present our reasoning about the nature of several of these objects and show why they are our targets for spectroscopic and photometric observations. We also discuss false positives in our data and how we checked for them in our target systems.