Astrophysics (index)

Y-Type Star

(Y, Y-Class Star)
(type of dwarf with a temperature less than 700K)

A Y-Type Star is a star in the Y-Class, a Spectral Class for Brown Dwarves (BD) cooler than T dwarfs (Y Dwarfs). Other than that, their spectra is not well-characterized. As of 2011, six bodies are known that fit the criteria. Characteristics:

Dark brownconventional color
under 700KSurface Temperature

(star type,spectral type)

Referenced by:
Brown Dwarf (BD)
Spectral Class
Ultracool Dwarf