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Name 004534
Title A search for cyclic activity in the nearby stars Alpha Cen and Procyon


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-12cvs16
Author Prof Jurgen Schmitt
Description We propose to observe the nearby inactive stars Alpha Cen and Procyon
regularly with XMM. Both sources are visible to XMM in 6 month intervals.
Both stars are very close and hence the allow the detection of weak fluxes
even at higher energies. Specifically solar-like X-ray flux variations
in the 1 - 8 Angstrom band pass (as measured by GOES) will be detectable
with XMM EPIC. Also, for each observation a good XMM RGS spectrum will be
obtained so that spectral changes over a time scale of years can be
detected and analysed.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2001-01-25T14:16:08Z/2004-07-29T05:59:20Z
Version 17.56_20190403_1200
Mission Description The European Space Agency's (ESA) X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission (XMM-Newton) was launched by an Ariane 504 on December 10th 1999. XMM-Newton is ESA's second cornerstone of the Horizon 2000 Science Programme. It carries 3 high throughput X-ray telescopes with an unprecedented effective area, and an optical monitor, the first flown on a X-ray observatory. The large collecting area and ability to make long uninterrupted exposures provide highly sensitive observations.
Since Earth's atmosphere blocks out all X-rays, only a telescope in space can detect and study celestial X-ray sources. The XMM-Newton mission is helping scientists to solve a number of cosmic mysteries, ranging from the enigmatic black holes to the origins of the Universe itself. Observing time on XMM-Newton is being made available to the scientific community, applying for observational periods on a competitive basis.
Creator Contact https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/xmm-newton/xmm-newton-helpdesk
Date Published 2005-08-28T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, Prof Jurgen Schmitt, 2005, 004534, 17.56_20190403_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-12cvs16