|Title||A search for cyclic activity in the nearby stars Alpha Cen and Procyon|
|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|
|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.
|Publisher And Registrant||European Space Agency|
|Credit Guidelines||European Space Agency, 2005-08-28T00:00:00Z, 004534, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-12cvs16|