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Name 078334
Title Coronal activity cycles in solar analog stars


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-cy30iyg
Author Dr Fabio Favata
Description The present monitoring program to identify and study for the first time the cyclic behavior of the coronal emission of stars similar to our Sun has been ongoing since XMM.s AO-1. Five stars in three stellar systems have been monitored for over a decade, providing for the first time clear evidence of long-term cycles in the coronal activity of normal stars. The present proposal requests continuation of the ongoing monitoring program into AO-15, needed to progress in the understanding of the coronal behavior across different activity cycles. Our best observed targets, HD81809 and 61CygA, have both been observed through almost two, well-defined cycles, while a cycle is becoming evident in the observations of alpha Cen B.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2016-05-06T20:57:04Z/2017-04-30T07:07:14Z
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 2018-05-30T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2018-05-30T22:00:00Z, 078334, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-cy30iyg