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Name 074168
Title A Search for Coronal Activity Among Metal-Poor Subdwarfs


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-or8ofe8
Author Prof Graeme Smith
Description We propose to search for coronal soft x-ray emission from several of the oldest main sequence stars in the Galaxy. Our program stars have been pre-selected from ground-based observations to have He I 10830 Ang absorption lines with an equivalent width of 30 mA or more. If such stars follow a relation between He I equivalent width and soft x-ray flux applicable to Population I dwarf stars, then they would be expected to have x-ray luminosities 5e-7 times their bolometric luminosity, and as such would yield detectable sources in 20 ks exposures with the EPIC-pn camera on XMM-Newton. Our proposal seeks to push the detection of coronal activity to the lowest stellar metallicities yet surveyed, namely [Fe-H] virgul -2.0 dex.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2014-08-01T21:21:30Z/2015-03-17T01:16:14Z
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 2016-04-14T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2016-04-14T22:00:00Z, 074168, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-or8ofe8