Figure 6

Figure 6

The frequency distribution of stellar masses derived from Figure 4. Note that the IMF in the OMC peaks at 0.2Msolar and decreases rapidly toward lower masses. Note that the ages of most stars are t<1 Myr, that the distribution of derived masses peaks near 0.2Msolar and decreases toward lower masses; and that there appear to be candidate substellar mass objects which appear with a frequency of ~1% of the total stellar population.