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Title: Spectroscopic Confirmation of the Nearby, Wide-separation L Dwarf Pair CWISE J061741.79+194512.8AB

We present spectroscopic confirmation of a nearby L dwarf pair, CWISE J061741.79+194512.8AB. Keck/NIRES near-infrared spectroscopy shows that the pair is composed of an L2 dwarf primary and an L4 dwarf secondary. High resolution spectroscopy of the combined light system with Keck/NIRSPEC yields a radial velocity of 29.2 ± 0.3 km s−1and a projected rotational velocityvsini=41.62.6+2.7km s−1. Our spectrophotometric distance estimate places the system at 28.2 ± 5.7 pc, significantly more distant than originally estimated in Kirkpatrick et al. The angular separation of the components is 1.″31 ± 0.″14, corresponding to a projected physical separation of 37 ± 8 au.

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DOI PREFIX: 10.3847
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Research Notes of the AAS
Medium: X Size: Article No. 184
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National Science Foundation
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