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We present an analysis of astrometric data from Fine Guidance Sensor 3 (FGS 3), a white-light interferometer on HST, and of radial velocity data from two ground-based campaigns. We model the astrometric and radial velocity measurements simultaneously to obtain parallax, proper motion, and component masses for Wolf 1062 (Gl 748; M3.5 V). To derive the mass fraction, we relate FGS 3 fringe scanning observations of the science target to a reference frame provided by fringe tracking observations of a surrounding star field. We obtain an absolute parallax (πabs = 98.0 ± 0.4 mas) yielding MA = 0.379 ± 0.005 M⊙ and MB = 0.192 ± 0.003 M⊙, high-quality component masses with errors of only 1.5%.
Benedict, G. F., McArthur, B. E., Franz, O. G., Wasserman, L. H., Henry, T. J., Takato, T., Strateva, I. V.,...Fredrick, L. W. (2001). Precise Masses for Wolf 1062 AB from Hubble Space Telescope Interferometric Astrometry and McDonald Observatory Radial Velocities. The Astronomical Journal, 121, 1607-1613. doi: 10.1086/319399
Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/319399