We are grateful to Daniel Lacroix and the technical staff at the Observatoire de Haute Provence and to André Baranne for their help in refurbishing the MARLY telescope and remounting it in La Silla. We also thank the technical staff of ESO La Silla for their support of EROS. We thank Jean-François Lecointe for assistance with the online computing. We are grateful to Gilles Chabrier, Isabelle Baraffe and France Allard for useful discussions, and for communicating unpublished results, and to Harmut Jahreiss for pointing out an error in LHS102 positions. B.G. would like to thank the whole staff of Universidad de Chile, Santiago, and ESO-Chile, for support while at Cerro Calán. The DENIS project is supported by the SCIENCE and the Human Capital and Mobility plans of the European Commission under grants CT920791 and CT940627, by the French INSU, the Ministère de l'Education Nationale and the CNRS, in Germany by the State of Baden-Würtemberg, in Spain by the DGICYT, in Italy by the CNR, by the Austrian Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung und Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung, in Brazil by the Fundation for the development of Scientific Research of the State of São Paulo (FAPESP), and by the Hungarian OTKA grants F-4239 and F-013990, and the ESO C & EE grant A-04-046.
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