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1997A&A...317..776M - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 317, 776-785 (1997/1-3)

EUV emission from RS Canum Venaticorum binaries.


Abstract (from CDS):

We performed a study of 104 RS CVn systems in the extreme ultraviolet (EUV) using the all-sky survey data obtained by the Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE). The present sample includes several new RS CVn detections; 11 more than in the published EUVE catalogs, and 8 more than in the ROSAT Wide Field Camera catalog. The ratio of detections to non-detections remained constant throughout the sky, implying that our detections are not limited by the exposure time but are most likely limited by absorption from the interstellar medium. A general trend of increasing Lex/B (50-180Å) flux with decreasing rotational period is clear. The dwarf systems exhibit a leveling-off for the faster rotators. In contrast, the evolved systems exhibit no such effect. For the RS CVn systems the losses in the EUV represent a smaller fraction of the coronal radiative losses, as compared to active late-type dwarfs.

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Journal keyword(s): binaries: close - ultraviole: stars - stars: coronal - stars: activity

Simbad objects: 104

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