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Name 076156
Title Creating a gold-standard sample of ages and activity for old cool stars


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-3spag5t
Author Dr Katja Poppenhaeger
Description We aim to develop an age-activity calibration for old cool stars; these are the
stars around which we detect the majority of all extrasolar planets. We propose
to observe 8 stars for which we have already derived well-determined ages
through asteroseismology, and propose to perform XMM EPIC observations to
determine their X-ray luminosities. The ultimate aim is to measure activity (in
X-ray, UV, and optical) as well as rotation properties for these gold-standard
sample stars to assess the natural scatter of these properties versus age and
derive a reliable ageing formula for stars. We ask for a total observing time of
135 ks with XMM, plus 30 ks with Chandra for a source that would otherwise be
blended with a neighbouring star in XMM.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2015-10-22T09:45:32Z/2015-11-22T03:21:55Z
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 2016-12-29T23:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, Dr Katja Poppenhaeger, 2016, 076156, 17.56_20190403_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-3spag5t