The subdwarf luminosity function

A. P. Digby, N. C. Hambly, J. A. Cooke, I. N. Reid, R. D. Cannon

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Using data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Early Data Release and SuperCOSMOS Sky Survey scans of POSS-I plates, we identify a sample of ~2600 subdwarfs using reduced proper motion methods and strict selection criteria. This forms one of the largest and most reliable samples of candidate subdwarfs known, and enables us to determine accurate luminosity functions along many different lines of sight. We derive the subdwarf luminosity function with unprecedented accuracy to MV
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)583-601
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2003


  • stars: low-mass
  • brown dwarfs
  • stars: luminosity function
  • mass function
  • subdwarfs
  • Galaxy: halo
  • Galaxy: structure


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