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Name 015145
Title Flaring Corona of FK Aqr


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-70x8j3m
Author Dr Vinay Kashyap
Description We propose to observe the low-mass active binary FK Aqr with XMM for 70ks. This observation will result in a high-resolution RGS spectrum in the 5-40 Angstrom range and high quality timing data from the EPIC detectors. Measuring the line fluxes of various temperature and density sensitive ions will allow us to determine whether the corona of FK Aqr is heated by continuous microflaring activity, construct the emission structure of the corona, measure abundances and establish whether the FIP effect or other anomalies operate on it.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2003-05-15T01:17:34Z/2003-05-15T20:10:05Z
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 2004-06-01T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2004-06-01T00:00:00Z, 015145, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-70x8j3m