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Name 055112
Title Stellar magnetic fields: From the photosphere into the corona


DOI 10.5270/esa-1i3sofu
Author Ms Carolin Liefke
Description Simultaneous X-ray and optical observations of the active M dwarf CN Leo have shown variability in its magnetic flux (as measured through magnetically sensitive lines in the molecular FeH band) on different timescales: within a few days, within one night, and possibly even related to a flare event. We propose to extend these studies to a larger sample of stars and observe the two flare stars Proxima Cen and YZ CMi simultaneously with XMM-Newton and VLT-UVES in order to characterize the amplitudes and time scales of variations in their photospheric magnetic fields together with the behavior of chromospheric emission lines and coronal X-ray emission. This will enable us to trace activity-related changes in the stellar magnetic field through all layers of the stellar atmosphere.
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Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2009-03-10T02:40:59Z/2009-03-14T10:40:06Z
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 2010-03-31T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2010-03-31T00:00:00Z, 055112, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-1i3sofu