M Dwarf Catalog of the LAMOST Pilot Survey

TitleM Dwarf Catalog of the LAMOST Pilot Survey
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsYi, Z, Luo, A, Song, Y, Zhao, J, Shi, Z, Wei, P, Ren, J, Wang, F, Kong, X, Li, Y, Du, P, Hou, W, Guo, Y, Zhang, S, Zhao, Y, Sun, S, Pan, J, Zhang, L, West, A A, Yuan, H
Keywordscatalogs, methods: analytical, stars: late-type

{We present a spectroscopic catalog of 58,360 M dwarfs from the Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope pilot survey. For each spectrum in the catalog, spectral subtype, radial velocity, H{$\alpha$} equivalent width, a number of prominent molecular band indices, and the metal-sensitive parameter {$\zeta$} are provided. We use the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 7 Spectroscopic M dwarf catalog to verify the precision of our methods of classifying the spectral types and measuring the radial velocities. The magnetic activity properties of M dwarfs are also traced by H{$\alpha$} emission lines. The molecular band indices included in this catalog are sensitive to temperature or metallicity, and can be used for further study of the physical properties of M dwarfs. This M dwarf catalog is available on the Web site http://sciwiki.lamost.org/MCatalogPilot/. }