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Name 072018
Title GSC1314-0530: An ultra-short period eclipsing low mass binary system


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-55q5x24
Author Prof Jurgen Schmitt
Description We propose the first detailed X-ray study of the eclipsing M-dwarf binary GSC1314-0530, consisting of two M dwarfs with masses 0.51 and 0.26 solar masses; its period of 0.192636 days makes GSC1314-0530 the M-dwarf system with the shortest known period, with the larger of the components almost filling its Roche lobe. We propose a 35 ksec observation with XMM-Newton to carry out the first in-depth X-ray study of this system with the aim to characterize the activity properties of this remarkable system and to study the rotational modulation of its X-ray flux.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2013-07-19T00:15:05Z/2013-07-19T13:48:25Z
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 2014-08-31T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2014-08-31T00:00:00Z, 072018, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-55q5x24