A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 011142
Title GT Observations of Active Cool Stars: AU Mic


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ajare5h
Author Dr Albert Brinkman
Description GT-AU Mic is the most X-ray luminous and at the same time brightest single M
dwarf known within 10 pc. Very energetic flares have been observed with previous
X-ray satellites. We propose to observe AU Mic to investigate its abundance and
temperature stratification, and search for temperature dependent densities and
abundances. Small-scale flare variability will be looked for, and larger flares
will be analyzed in terms of temperature, density, velocity, and abundance
histories with the RGS and the EPICs. Simultaneous radio VLA/VLBA observations
will be requested to investigate flare energy releases. One EPIC MOS and the pn
camera will be operated in TIMING mode to optimize for flares. The OM will use
the UVW2 filter.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2000-10-13T15:17:52Z/2000-10-14T08:34:19Z
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 2002-09-02T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, Dr Albert Brinkman, 2002, 011142, PPS_NOT_AVAILABLE, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ajare5h