Name/Affiliation: Amali Vaz (Steward Observatory, University of Arizona)
Mid-IR Photometry of the Benchmark Brown Dwarf Binary HP Bootis
Photometry in the mid-infrared, and in particular in the region from 3-5 um, provides us with empirical insight into the physical and chemical properties of substellar objects. We present LBT adaptive optics images of the benchmark binary L-dwarf companion to HP Boo in eight filters: seven narrow bands spanning 3-4 um, plus the wider M band. These data allow us to constrain models of HP Boo's atmosphere and prepare for exoplanet imaging at JWST wavelengths.