A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 009478
Title Coronal Activity of Very Low Mass Stars in the Pleiades SSC_30


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-atixesc
Author Dr Michael Watson
Description GT- This proposal has two main objectives: (i) to measure the X-ray luminosity of very low mass stars and brown dwarfs in the Pleiades; (ii) to obtain high quality EPIC X-ray spectra for brighter Pleiades members. The Pleiades is one of the nearest and best-studied open star clusters to the Sun and, with the Hyades, has formed the basis of many extensive studies of stellar and galactic structure and evolution. The surface density of stars in the Pleiades makes it an ideal target for XMM. Our XMM field is centred on the brown dwarf Teide 1.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2000-08-31T20:47:10Z/2000-09-01T16:39:08Z
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 2002-09-05T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2002-09-05T00:00:00Z, 009478, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-atixesc